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Exhibitions/ Art Object

Lakshmana and Sugriva Being Carried by Palanquin to Receive Rama's Blessings

Date:
ca. 1710–25
Culture:
India (Punjab Hills, Mankot)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
6 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (15.9 x 26 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Findlay, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.540.1
Not on view
This depiction does not match the regal description of the event in the Ramayana: "Sugriva and Lakshmana mounted the golden litter that shone like the sun andwas supported by a large number of monkeys. A white canopy was spread over Sugriva's head and magnificent fans made of yaks' tails were waived about him. Eulogized by bards, to the sound of conches and trumpets, he set out in regal state." Here, Lakshmana and the monkey king Sugriva are conversing in a palanquin carried by four monkeys to offer allegiance to Rama. Leading the way through the forest are Hanuman and the bear king Jambavan and accompanying monkeys. This page, along with Hanuman before Rama and Lakshmana, is part of a large Ramayana series thought to be from the court studio at Mankot.
San Diego Museum of Art. "5000 Years of Art," October 11, 1981–December 6, 1981.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "5000 Years of Art," January 10, 1982–February 7, 1982.

Mobile. Fine Arts Museum of the South. "5000 Years of Art," March 30, 1982–May 9, 1992.

Midland Art Center. "5000 Years of Art," June 13, 1982–August 25, 1982.

Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center. "5000 Years of Art," September 19, 1982–November 14, 1982.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in the Punjab Hills," 1995.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in the Punjab Hills," 1999–2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings in the Punjab Hills," 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Ramayana," July 6, 2005–October 9, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting in the Punjab Hills," November 20, 2007–March 16, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Epic India: Scenes from the Ramayana," March 30, 2010–September 19, 2010.

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