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Art of the Ramayana

Indian
Untitled
ink and opaque watercolor on paper
6 7/16 in x 6 1/2 in (16.35 cm x 16.51 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Balinese
An Episode from the Ramayana
ink on palm leaf
( )
Gift of Sharon Woodcock
Artist Unknown, India, Seu-Nainsukh School
Râmâyana manuscript, folio 101: Demon Armies Pour Out of Ravana's Castle
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
9 13/16 in x 13 7/8 in (25 cm x 35.2 cm);9 7/8 in x 13 7/8 in (25.1 cm x 35.2 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
The artist has captured the story of the deer hunt with the fewest possible elements, in a way that is instantly recognizable and yet takes liberties with the classical tale. The forest is represented by two trees and a few sprays of foliage; the deer is a mundane gray, not magical gold; and Sita waits anxiously in a white marble pavilion, rather than a thatched hut. The vibrantly colored backgrounds divide the composition into zones that create mood and organize the narrative.
Artist Unknown, India, Central India, Malwa School
Râmâyana manuscript page: Rama kills the deer (folio no. 31)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
7 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in (18.7 cm x 15.6 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);7 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in (18.7 cm x 15.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, modern work in an 18th century style
ink and color on paper
( );22 1/4 in x 28 1/4 in (56.52 cm x 71.76 cm);10 7/16 in x 15 15/16 in (26.5 cm x 40.4 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, modern work in an 18th century style
ink and color on paper
( );22 1/4 in x 28 5/8 in (56.52 cm x 72.71 cm);10 3/8 in x 15 15/16 in (26.4 cm x 40.4 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, folio 204 from the "Balakanda"
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
10 7/16 in x 15 7/8 in (26.5 cm x 40.3 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, modern work in an 18th century style
ink and opaque watercolor on paper
( );22 1/4 in x 28 5/8 in (56.52 cm x 72.71 cm);10 7/16 in x 15 15/16 in (26.5 cm x 40.4 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, folio 183 from the "Balakanda"
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
10 7/16 in x 15 7/8 in (26.5 cm x 40.3 cm);10 3/8 in x 16 in (26.4 cm x 40.6 cm);22 1/4 in x 28 5/8 in (56.52 cm x 72.71 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
A section of a frieze displaying two people side by side. They both have their left hands across their chests and are wearing skirts.
Indian
Portion of a Ramayana narrative frieze
terracotta
12 13/16 in x 8 3/4 in x 6 in (32.6 cm x 22.23 cm x 15.24 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Rama and Lakshmana sit under a tree with the King of the monkeys, surrounded by monkeys. Some monkeys have taken to flight in the upper corners of the drawing. With a few deft strokes the artist conveys the swiftly changing emotions of the moment, as the monkeys respond with astonishment, empathy, and action to Rama’s pleas. <br />
Indian
Drawing for a Ramayana series: Rama, Lakshmana and Sugriva in conference (fol. 204)
ink on paper
9 3/4 in x 13 5/8 in (24.77 cm x 34.61 cm);8 1/16 in x 12 5/8 in (20.5 cm x 32 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
Balinese
Scene from the Ramayana (?)
ink and opaque watercolor on hand-woven cotton
51 3/16 in x 71 7/16 in (130 cm x 181.5 cm)
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna

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