An illustration to the Bhagavata Purana: Rama and Lakshamana attack the palace
Nepal, circa 1775
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; on their mission to recover the earrings of Aditi Krishna and Lakshmana mounted on Garuda fly into battle against the demon Muri outside the castle of Prag-jyoshita. Inside the evil Naraka, with eleven of his sixteen thousand wives, admonishes his three lieutenants as they deliver news of the attack.
Image: 13 x 20 1/4 in. (33 x 51.4); Folio: 14 1/2 x 22 in. (36.8 x 55.8 cm.)
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