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Donkey braying

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Inscription

Reverse: at bottom, in Devnagari?, 1.5 line inscription, manda (bad omen) gadha sada dukhoi sukh jain (if dream of donkey, all bad will happen and happiness will evaporate).

Provenance

Purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy in India prior to1916. Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross in 1917. Given to the MFA in 1917.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, About 1700

Object Place

Probably Nurpur, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Other: 14 x 9.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.) Image: 13.2 x 8.9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.2778

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper

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Asia

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