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Enthroned Rama and Sita receive homage from their monkey and bear Allies, from the Yuddha Kanda (Book of the War) of a Ramayana (Rama’s Journey)

Enthroned Rama and Sita receive homage from their monkey and bear Allies, from the Yuddha Kanda (Book of the War) of a Ramayana (Rama’s Journey)

c. 1765
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Rama’s three brothers can be seen at the right side of the painting.

Description

This scene is set at the end of the Hindu epic Ramayana, after Rama returns from 14 years of exile in the forest. During Rama’s time of exile, Ravana abducted Rama’s wife Sita. Rama gathered an army of monkeys and bears, and rescued Sita. The chiefs of the monkey and bear armies pay their respects to the reunited royal couple.
  • 1979
    (Christie’s, London, England, lot 119, sold to Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim)
    1979–2018
    Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim Collection
    2018–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Diane de Selliers, ed., Rāmāyaṇa. Volume VII. Paris, 2011. Reproduced: p. 91.
    "New in the Galleries: Newly acquired Indian paintings.” Cleveland Art: Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine vol. 58, no. 6 (November/December 2018): Back cover. Reproduced and Mentioned: Back cover.
  • Imagining Rama's Journey (Indian Painting rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 10-September 17, 2023).
    Indian Gallery 242 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (September 10, 2018-April 7, 2019).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2018.117