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Woman Trying to Recover a Parrot Escaped from its Cage

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Obverse: on the right, in Devnagari, 1 line inscription. AKC translation not correct as inscription does not relate to the painting. Words in Devnagari on various 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, about 1830–40

Object Place

Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India


Overall: 19.7 x 12.5 cm (7 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.) Image: 18 x 10.2 cm (7 1/16 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper




Drawings / Watercolors