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Woman with a Tame Deer

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Obverse: at top, in Devnagari, 2 word inscription (to be read). Reverse: on top, in Devnagari, 4 line inscription (to be read). Words in Devnagari on different elements of the painting.


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

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, Pahari, third quarter 19th century

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 21.6 x 14.5 cm (8 1/2 x 5 11/16 in.) Image: 16.7 x 12.5 cm (6 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper




Drawings / Watercolors