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Devi as Sumukhi

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Observe: at top left hand cornerand at the bottom the color "white" and few other words are written in devnagri. Reverse: onthe left hand side, brief inscription in devnagri that cannot be read as te painting is mounted on a paper.


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 1825

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 26.5 x 20 cm (10 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.) Image: 21.1 x 14.3 cm (8 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper




Drawings / Watercolors