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Exhibitions/ Art Object

Rama and Lakshmana Bound by Indrajit's Serpent Arrows

ca. 1700
India (Punjab Hills, Bahu)
Ink, opaque watercolor, and silver on paper
8 1/2 x 13 in. (21.6 x 33 cm)
Credit Line:
Lent by Cynthia Hazen Polsky
Not on view
This subject appears in Rama and Lakshmana Overwhelmed by Arrows. Rama and Lakshmana are overcome and enmeshed in Indrajit's arrows, which have turned to snakes. The monkey and bear armies look on despondently. This painting belongs to the same Shangri Ramayana series as Rama and Lakshmana on Mount Pavarasana and displays a shared treatment of landscape, with an undifferentiated green ground and a curved horizon edged in clouds.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Epic India: Scenes from the Ramayana," March 30, 2010–September 19, 2010.