Sultan Alau'd-Din Boasts of his Archery; the Queen writes to Mahima

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

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 26 x 30.5 cm (10 1/4 x 12 in.) Image: 22 x 30.2 cm (8 11/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Obverse: short inscriptions all over drawing (to be read).

Reverse: two inscriptions. At top, in Devanagari, 6 line inscription (to be read). At bottom, 3 line inscription in Urdu (see description).


By 1916, purchased 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