Illustration from the Shangri Ramayana, Bahu/Jammu c. 1700-1710
Lot 1181
An illustration from the 'Shangri' Ramayana: Rama, Lakshmana,Sugriva, and Vibhishana on hill Bahu or Jammu, circa 1700-1710
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An illustration from the 'Shangri' Ramayana: Rama, Lakshmana,Sugriva, and Vibhishana on hill
Bahu or Jammu, circa 1700-1710
Opaque watercolor on paper; Rama and his entourage are shown seated atop a rocky cliff, possibly Mount Suvela, contemplating their attack on the golden citadel of Lanka.
Image 7 3/8 x 11 3/16 in. (18.8 x 28.4 cm.) Folio: 8 1/2 x 12 7/16 in. (21.6 x 31.5 cm.)

Footnotes

  • The composition is similar to another painting from a contemporary Guler Ramayana series depicting the same scene, with the fortress of Lanka depicted on the upper left, its turrets breaking through the folio border; see Craven, 1990, pp. 38-9. For two other leaves from the same series see Sotheby's New York, April 1, 2005, lots 108 & 109 and Sotheby's New York, September 20, 2005, lots 125 & 126.

    Provenance:
    Royal Mandi Collection
    Private German Collection. 1969
    Sotheby's, New York, March 29, 2006, lot 157
    Private Collection, New York
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