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1670 (made)
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Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, illustrated page depicting a scene from the Virataparva episode from the Mahabharata, three males in conference.


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Painted in opaque watercolour on woven paper
Brief Description
Painting, Mahabharata scene, opaque watercolour on paper, Mysore, 1670
Physical Description
Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, illustrated page depicting a scene from the Virataparva episode from the Mahabharata, three males in conference.
Content description
Three males in conference.
Gallery Label
PAGE FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF THE MAHABHARATA: KING VIRATA WITH YUDHISHTHIRA, WHO IS DISGUISED AS THE BRAHMIN KANKA Opaque watercolour, gold and ink on woven paper Mysore, Karnataka, 1670 IS.76-2001 Given by Francesca Galloway The Mahabharata is one of India’s great epic poems, written in Sanskrit. It tells the story of the war between the five Pandava princes and their enemies, the Kauravas. At one point Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers, loses his kingdom in a game of dice. The Pandavas and their joint wife Draupadi then have to spend 13 years in exile. The Virataparva section concerns the 13th year of exile, when the Pandavas were obliged to live with secret identities in the court of Virata.(01/08/2017)
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Given by Francesca Galloway.
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Collection
Accession Number
IS.76-2001

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record createdAugust 8, 2001
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