The Birth of the Ganges

Indian, Pahari
about 1825


Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 13.7 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 in.) Image: 18.8 x 11.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2578

Medium or Technique

Ink and priming, perhaps with graphite, on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Inscription

On the reverse: There is faded of inscription in devnagari script.

Provenance

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