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  • Place of origin:

    Andhra Pradesh (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously, in memory of Peter Cochrane

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Squarish format painting with red ground showing Rama and Lakshman shooting at the demon Tataki, watched by Vishvamitra.

Place of Origin

Andhra Pradesh (made)


ca. 1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 359 mm, Width: 367 mm

Object history note

Formerly in the Peter Cochrane collection.

Descriptive line

Page from the Ramayana: Rama and Lakshmana shooting at a female demon, watched by Vishmamitra, ca. 1750, Andhra Pradesh

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

J.Mittal, 'An illustrated Deccani manuscript from Rajahmundry: a hitherto unknown centre of painting in the Deccan' in 'Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Volkerkunde Hamburg', Band 15, 1985, pp. 41-62.

Production Note

Attributed to Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, by comparison with a similar set of Ramayana paintings in the Museum fur Volkerkunde, Hamburg, with a collophon giving the date of 1757 AD.




South & South East Asia Collection

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