Reverse: In Devanagari: "A tiger hero, swaggering and truculent, seeming to be the slave of Love, Who can tell when he returns, roaring like an elephant?". Also, an inscription in Persian or Urdu.
Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1917. Purchased from Ananda Coomaraswamy in 1917. Purchased in India prior to 1916.