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Dhumralocana approaches Devi

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Inscription

Obverse: various place, in Devanagari, short inscriptions (to be read). Reverse: at bottom, in Devanagari, three lines: "Then Dhumralocana ran up to her, and she reduced him to ashes by her magic power... Then the lion of Devi, upon which she rode -- fell upon the army of the asuras... tore out the hearts of some with his claws, and split the heads of others with his paw, etc..."

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, about 1825

Object Place

Kangra or Guler, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 28 cm (6 7/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

17.2595

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper with graphite

Collections

Asia

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