Two illustration to the iRamayanaiRama and Lakshmana destroy XXXXXXX Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Malwa circa 1680
Lot 1165
Two illustration to the Ramayana: Rama and Lakshmana in the grasp of Kumbhakarna Rama and Lakshmana defeat the Kumbhakarna with their monkey allies Malwa, circa 1680
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Two illustration to the iRamayanaiRama and Lakshmana destroy XXXXXXX Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Malwa circa 1680
Lot Details
Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
Two illustration to the Ramayana: Rama and Lakshmana in the grasp of Kumbhakarna Rama and Lakshmana defeat the Kumbhakarna with their monkey allies
Malwa, circa 1680
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Kumbhakarna, brother of Ravana, was the terrifying giant who inflicted severe casualties to the monkey army when Rama and Lakshmana entered the battle. Using magical arrows of great power, Rama dismembered Kumbhakarna and filled his mouth with a multitude of arrows.
Page: 11 1/8 x 7 3/4 in. (28.3 x 19.9 cm)
Image: 10 1/2 x 7 in. (26.3 x 18 cm)

Footnotes

  • Other pages from this series are in the Greenough Green Collection (Pal, 1993, no. 13, p. 48, Brooklyn Museum (Poster, 1994, no. 142, p. 187), San Diego Museum of Art (Binney and Archer, 1968, no. 44, p. 59). Also see Sotheby's, New York, October 28, 1991, lot 256,

    Provenance:
    Acquired from Kapoor Galleries, 1984

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the present lot is being sold exclusive of the temporary exhibition frame. If you wish to purchase the frame please contact the department for details.
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