Image (sight): 8 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (21.6 x 30.8 cm)
Gift of Subhash Kapoor, in memory of his parents, Smt Shashi Kanta and Shree Parshotam Ram Kapoor, 2008
Not on view
An inscription above the principal demon tells us "This is where Mara brings the demons to life." The master Manaku produced an extensive series of Ramayana paintings that are populated with closely related demons. If this drawing was not actually executed by the artist Manaku, it almost certainly was produced by his workshop.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Inscription at top left: "… this is where Mara brings the demons to life"
Possibly Shri Parshotam Ram Kapoor , Jalandhar and New Delhi, India; Subhash Kapoor , New York (until 2008; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living Line: Selected Indian Drawings from the Subhash Kapoor Gift," March 25, 2009–September 7, 2009.