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Tapas of Parvati

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Observe: at top, in devnagri the page number "17" and the word "Parvati" at three different places. Reverse: there is inscription in devnagri but the painting is damaged and is fragile. It is mounted on a paper so the inscription cannot be read.


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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, about 1800–25

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 23 x 21.8 cm (9 1/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper, perhaps with traces of graphite




Drawings / Watercolors