Radha with Krishna and another infant

Indian, Pahari

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 30.3 x 24.5 cm (11 15/16 x 9 5/8 in.) Image: 26 x 18.5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Obverse: at top, in Devnagari, 3 line inscription. By Ganga- Even if she embraces him no one will know because his color will not come on his complexion. She is always golden and he dark ( the color of the touchstone). The gold always rubs off on the touchstone but not the color of the touchstone on the gold.


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