Lot 204
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A Group of Five Illustrations from the Ramayana

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  • A Group of Five Illustrations from the Ramayana
  • Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper

  • image 9 1/4 by 16 1/16 in. (23.5 by 41 cm.) and slightly smaller
  • folio 11 1/2 by 18 1/4 in. (29.2 by 46.3 cm.) and slightly smaller, [5], unframed, 1 illustrated
The present group contains illustrations of various stories from the epic.

Pictured above is the story relating Rama's pursuit of the demon Maricha who entices Sita in his guise as a golden deer, which leads Rama to pursue him.

Also included are illustrations featuring Parashurama's encounter with Rama; Rama and Lakshmana visiting the hermitage of sage Bharadwaj on the banks of the Ganges and Rama subduing the ogress Taraka.


Acquired from the Royal Library of Mandi in 1969

Catalogue Note

For more illustrations from the same series, see Sotheby's New York, March 29, 2006, lot 159.