Woman with a Tame Deer

Indian, Pahari
third quarter 19th century
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh

Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 21.6 x 14.5 cm (8 1/2 x 5 11/16 in.) Image: 16.7 x 12.5 cm (6 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings


Drawings / Watercolors


Obverse: at top, in Devnagari, 2 word inscription (to be read). Reverse: on top, in Devnagari, 4 line inscription (to be read). Words in Devnagari on different 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