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Indrajit, Rama and Lakshmana

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Mandi (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 - ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, scene from the sixth part (Yuddha kanda) of the Ramayana. Ravana's son Indrajit is attacking Rama and Lakshmana with arrows that transform into snakes. Rama's bear and monkey allies are trying to repel the attack.

Place of Origin

Mandi (made)


ca. 1820 - ca. 1830 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 210 mm page maximum, Width: 304 mm page maximum, Height: 191 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 285 mm image within innermost painted borders

Object history note

IS.242 to 253-1951 were purchased for £13/4/0 in 1951.

Descriptive line

Painting, Indrajit attacking Rama and Lakshmana with snake-arrows, School of Sajnu, opaque watercolour on paper, Mandi, ca. 1820-1830

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

p. 366, cat. no. 63
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022

Production Note

School of Sajnu


Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Arrows; Bears; Deities; Snakes; Monkeys


Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Myths & Legends; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project; Animals and Wildlife


South & South East Asia Collection

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