Woman Trying to Recover a Parrot Escaped from its Cage

Indian, Pahari
about 1830–40

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 19.7 x 12.5 cm (7 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.) Image: 18 x 10.2 cm (7 1/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Obverse: on the right, in Devnagari, 1 line inscription. AKC translation not correct as inscription does not relate to the painting. Words in Devnagari on various elements of the painting.


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