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Balabhadra (Balarama) diverting the Yamuna with his plough

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Inscription

On the front, numbers are written in devnagri. On the back a verse from ramayana is written in devnagri script.

Provenance

Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Purchased in 1917 from Ananda Coomaraswamy. Purchased by Coomaraswamy in India prior to 1916.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, about 1800

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Image: 17.1 x 25.9 cm (6 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.) Overall: 19 x 29 cm (7 1/2 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2555

Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors