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Utka or Vasuka Nayika (The Heroine Who Waits Anxiously for Her Absent Lover)

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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, about 1800 with color added about 1850

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 22 x 14.9 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Image: 16.2 x 9.8 cm (6 3/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper




Drawings / Watercolors