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)
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