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  • Place of origin:

    Punjab Hills (Pahari, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with a brush in ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Colonel T. G. Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO, and his twin brother Major R. G. Gayer- Anderson, Pasha.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A brush drawing in ink on paper, pricked for pouncing (for use as a pinhole stencil), depicting the Siege of Lanka, an episode from the Ramayana.

Place of Origin

Punjab Hills (Pahari, made)


ca. 1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Drawn with a brush in ink on paper


Height: 415 mm maximum; estimated behind mount, Width: 544 mm maximum; estimated behind mount

Object history note

From the Gayer-Anderson collection.

Descriptive line

Brush drawing, Siege of Lanka, Pahari, in ink on paper, pricked, Punjab Hills (Pahari), ca. 1800


Paper; Ink


Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Equestrians; Deities; Monkeys; Fort; Battle; Soldiers; Elephants


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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