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Art of the Ramayana

Indian
Untitled
ink and opaque watercolor | paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2007/2.129
Balinese
An Episode from the Ramayana
1867 - 1949
ink | palm leaf
Gift of Sharon Woodcock
2005/2.95
Artist Unknown, India, Seu-Nainsukh School
Râmâyana manuscript, folio 101: Demon Armies Pour Out of Ravana's Castle
1785 - 1800
ink, opaque watercolor and gold | paper
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2002/1.166
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)
1635 - 1650
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold | paper
Gift of Mr. George P. Bickford for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1964/2.111
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, modern work in an 18th century style
1970 - 1980
ink and color | paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.108
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, modern work in an 18th century style
1970 - 1980
ink and color | paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.106
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, folio 204 from the "Balakanda"
1720 - 1730
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold | paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.109
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, modern work in an 18th century style
1970 - 1980
ink and opaque watercolor | paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.107
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Mewar School
Râmâyana series, folio 183 from the "Balakanda"
1720 - 1730
ink, opaque watercolor and gold | paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1983/2.110
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
5th century
terracotta
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2012/2.160
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)
1767 - 1832
ink | paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1975/2.149
Balinese
Scene from the Ramayana (?)
1900 - 1949
ink and opaque watercolor | hand-woven cotton
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
1991/2.31

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