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Ravana enthroned

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Inscription

Reverse: at bottom, in Devnagari ?, 2.5 line inscription, manda (bad omen) 51. Ravana, you will commit yourself to ignoble deeds.

Provenance

Purchased by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy in India prior to1916. Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross in 1917. Given to the MFA in 1917.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, About 1700

Object Place

Probably Nurpur, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 14.7 x 9.3 cm (5 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.) Image: 13.2 x 8.7 cm (5 3/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2772

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

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