Nala Prepares for Midday Samdhya Rituals, from the Naishadhacarita

Indian, Pahari
about 1790–1800
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh

Object Place: Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 29.1 x 40 cm (11 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.) Image: 22.4 x 33.5 cm (8 13/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink , perhaps with graphite, and priming on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Observe in the middle on the top the number "98" inscribed in devanagari script.


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