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Rama, Lakshmana and Ravana

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (possibly
    , made)
    Jaipur (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.293-1914

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, depicting an episode from the Ramayana; Rama and Lakshmana shooting arrows into the breast of Ravana, the King of Lanka. Ravana has nine heads, surmounted by a horse head, and twenty arms holding weapons, among the latter a matchlock gun, and the divine javelin, sakti. Hanuman leads his monkey army; Lanka is to the left, with Sita a prisoner in a palace.

Place of Origin

Delhi (possibly
, made)
Jaipur (possibly, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Dimensions

Height: 248 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 158 mm image within innermost painted borders, Height: 280 mm, Width: 192 mm

Descriptive line

Painting, Rama and Lakshmana shooting arrows into the breast of Ravana, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Delhi or Jaipur, 19th century

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Monkeys; Deities; Javelins; Prisoner; Palace; Demon; Guns

Categories

Paintings; Religion; Hinduism; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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