May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

King Bikramaditya Summons Madhava, from a Madhavanala Kamakandala

King Bikramaditya Summons Madhava, from a Madhavanala Kamakandala

c. 1700

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Page: 21.2 x 30.7 cm (8 3/8 x 12 1/16 in.); Image: 18.7 x 28.6 cm (7 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.92


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Madhava is depicted in an emaciated form unlike his other representations in the manuscript.


Madhava sits in a tent with King Bikramaditya, who sits against a big bolster and is attended by a fly whisk bearer and two warriors. One man on the left fetches water from the river while another man wearing a lilac garment is fixing the tent.

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