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The Prachetas paying homage to Shiva, from a Bhagavata Purana series

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Inscription

Reverse: on whole page, in Devanagari, 11 lines and three lines (to be read); 4th skanda, Rudragit sung by prachetas in honor of Rudra

Provenance

Bequested to the MFA by Helen S. Coolidge in 1963; formerly collection of John G. Coolidge.

Credit Line

John Gardner Coolidge Collection

Indian, Pahari, about 1740

  • Attributed to Manaku, Indian, about 1700–1760
Object Place

Basohli or Guler, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 21.8 x 32.6cm (8 9/16 x 12 13/16in.) Framed: 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (47.6 x 37.5 cm)

Accession Number

63.144

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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