Vasakasayya Nayaka (Heroine Waits to Receive her Beloved)

Indian, Pahari
late 18th century
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh

Object Place: Style of Kangra, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 28 x 22 cm (11 x 8 11/16 in.) Image: 21.5 x 17 cm (8 7/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Obverse: in English, title: "Vasakasayya"


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