Svadhinapatika Nayika (The Heroine Whose Husband is Wholly Devoted to Her)

Indian, Pahari
second half 19th century

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 20.2 x 14.5 cm (7 15/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Image: 16.4 x 10.2 cm (6 7/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and white priming on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Obverse: in top margin, in Devanagari: "Svadhinapatika."
Color notations in Devanagari throughout: "Sindhura" (red ochre), "gulabi" (rose water?), "sagaraph," "vadami," "vaseti," "rupa" (silver).


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