Babhruvahana fights the king of the Nagas, from a Mahabharata

Historical period(s)
ca. 1885
Opaque watercolor on paper
H x W: 28.1 x 41.6 cm (11 1/16 x 16 3/8 in)
India, Maharashtra state
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


battle, bow, India, king, Mahabharata, naga, snake, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • J. LeRoy Davidson. Art of the Indian Subcontinet from Los Angeles Collections. Los Angeles. cat. 145, p. 96.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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