Man seated smoking a huqqa, possibly a portrait of Amar Singh

Indian, Pahari
about 1825
Follower of Purkhu

Object Place: Panjab plains, Northern India


Overall: 14.6 x 11.8 cm (5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.) Image: 13.4 x 10.8 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper, perhaps with graphite

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Obverse: on top, in Persian, one word inscription, ( to be read ). Reverse: in English, Amar Singh and the number 42.


By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection