Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Image: Lava and Kusha, Rama's Ashwamedha

Lava and Kusha confront Rama
circa 1870

From the Museum website: Painting, in opaque watercolour and tin alloy on paper, illustration to the Ramayana: Rama, using bows and arrows, is fighting with his (unrecognised) twin sons Kusha and Lava, to recover a horse required for sacrifice. The monkey god Hanuman, shown with blue fur, is seen in flight holding a tree, which he is using as a weapon. Their weapons and jewellery are executed in tin alloy paint.

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