Svadhinapatika Nayaka (The Hero Puts an Anklet on his Beloved)

Indian, Pahari
about 1850
Possibly by Ram

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 24.2 x 15.9 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.) Image: 20.3 x 13.6 cm (8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Reverse: on top, in Devnagari, 6 line inscription (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