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A group of five illustrations from the Ramayana, India, Mandi, circa 1770
opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
Quantity: 5
painting: 23.5 by 41cm.
leaf: 29.2 by 46.3cm.
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 19 March 2008, lot 204. 
Ex-private collection, Germany.
Acquired from the Royal Library of Mandi in 1969.

Catalogue Note

The present group contains illustrations of various stories from the epic Ramayana. Pictured here 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.

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

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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