Hanuman brings Rama and Lakshmana to meet Sugriva, from a Ramayana

A half inch red/orange border. Close to the image is a pale black line followed by a dark black line framing the image. A tree on the left breaks into the border. The background is green and there is a large rocky outcropping in the foreground. Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman are on the right in front of the rocks. Two monkeys are perched in trees to the left. Another monkey offers a melon to Sugriva, king of the monkeys, who is seated on top of the Rishyamukha hill, hiding from his evil brother, Bali. Kishkindha Kanda (Book IV) 2-3.

Historical period(s)
ca. 1710
School
Nurpur school
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 21 × 31.1 cm (8 1/4 × 12 1/4 in)
Geography
India, Himachal Pradesh state, Mankot, or possibly Nurpur
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2018.1.68
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
Hanuman, India, Lakshmana, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, Rama, Ramayana
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

A half inch red/orange border. Close to the image is a pale black line followed by a dark black line framing the image. A tree on the left breaks into the border. The background is green and there is a large rocky outcropping in the foreground. Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman are on the right in front of the rocks. Two monkeys are perched in trees to the left. Another monkey offers a melon to Sugriva, king of the monkeys, who is seated on top of the Rishyamukha hill, hiding from his evil brother, Bali. Kishkindha Kanda (Book IV) 2-3.

Inscription(s)

Verso: 8 ½ lines of black Devanagari, 1 ½ lines of red Devanagari, which are a summary of the Valmiki Ramayana verses relating to this scene.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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