Portrait of Hemanidhi (?)

Indian
Later Mughal period
early 18th century


Object Place: Northern India

Dimensions

11.7 x 7 cm (4 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2669

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Inscription

Inscription in front: In Devanagiri and Persian at top: "Hemanidhi Patha" (Hemanidhi reading). In another hand, Devanagari," Garhke" and the number 19. In miniscule Devanagari on the sutra, an invocation to Ganesh.

Provenance

About 1910, acquired from Balak Ram Sah of Garhwal, great grandson of Mola Ram, by Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) [1]; 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)

Notes:
[1] See Coomaraswamy, Catalogue of the Indian Collections in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1930, Part VI, page 96.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection