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Man seated smoking a huqqa, possibly a portrait of Amar Singh

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Inscription

Obverse: on top, in Persian, one word inscription, ( to be read ). Reverse: in English, Amar Singh and the number 42.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, about 1825

Object Place

Panjab plains, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 14.6 x 11.8 cm (5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.) Image: 13.4 x 10.8 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2719

Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper, perhaps with graphite

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors