Wash and silver on paper, Calcutta, 19th century In a heavy exchange of arrows the protagonists battle over the stolen horse tied up below, a figure of Hanuman and carrying the mountain above. 18 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. (46.5 x 30 cm)
Lav and Kush were the twin boys born to Sita after she was banished by Rama to the forest after her rescue from Lanka. The horse of the Ashwamedha Yajna celebration was capture by the twins and they resisted all efforts to recover them by Rama's army. The battle scene here shows the defeat of Rama by his sons, which led to the return of Sita to Ayodhya and ultimately the sons inherited the kingdom.
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