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Reverse: On the top left some calculations in devanagari script and number "7" probably in hand of Bahadur Shah; Also on top "sri samvat 1951, akr chandre nandapure (nandapure is a village where rajas of Guler came from, in auspicious year 1951, 14th month of Agre, probably done in commemoration of some event on 14th). A doha in sanskrit follows.


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, 1735–40

  • Attributed to Nainsukh, Indian, about 1710–1778
Object Place

Jasrota, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 20.5 x 27.2 cm (8 1/16 x 10 11/16 in.) Framed: 16 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (42.5 x 52.7 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor on paper