An extremely fine pothi (horizontally oriented) folio from the reign of Maharana Amar Singh II (1672-1710) of Udaipur, whose nimbate portrait may be discerned here in the guise of the bearded Parasurama. Text in two lines of black ink Devanagari script in the yellow panel at top. Red outer borders with black ruled lines. Other folios from this important dispersed Ramayana from Mewar are in museum and private collections worldwide.
For relatable works, see A. Topsfield, 'Court Painting at Udaipur: Art Under the Patronage of the Maharanas of Mewar', in Artibus Asiae Sup. 44, Zurich, 2001.
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