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Maha-Laksmi on a lotus with lustrating elephants

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Inscription

Reverse: at top, in Devanagari (?), short inscription (to be read).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, Late 18th century

Object Place

Basohli, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 21.3 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.) Image: 12.5 x 18 cm (4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2795

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper

Collections

Asia

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