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An illustration from the Mahabharata
Garhwal, circa 1800
In the intense battle field Karna, one of the Pandhava brothers and the eldest son of Kunti and Surya, is clashing with Pradyumna, the son of Krishna and Rukmini. The two antagonists are identified by inscriptions, Pradyumna in gold on the right and Karna in silver on the left. Both figures are shown again in the center as part of a continuous narrative, riding in chariots with bows drawn. In conclusion to the scene in the lower left, Karna and his horses are being slaughtered.
Image: 11 7/8 x 16 3/4 in. (30.2 x 42.5 cm.); Folio: 12 3/8 x 17 1/2 in. (31.4 x 44.4 cm.)
Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan Art
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