Manini Disregarding the Hero

Indian, Pahari
second half 19th century
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh

Object Place: Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 21.4 x 13.2 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.) Image: 21.4 x 13.2 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Obverse: in Devanagari, words on various elements of the painting (to be read). Reverse: on top, in Devanagari, 4 line inscription (AKC translation), Bahadur Shah seal in English; on Reverse of original (shimmering through) - various short inscriptions (to be read).


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