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Sugriva Takes Rama to the Mountain Cave Where Sita's Jewels Are Kept
Sugriva Takes Rama to the Mountain Cave Where Sita's Jewels Are Kept, c. 1820
Indian
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Image: 8 3/16 × 12 inches (20.8 × 30.5 cm) Sheet: 9 3/8 × 13 5/8 inches (23.8 × 34.6 cm)
Gift of V. K. Arora, 1976
1976-74-1
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Looking Questions

  • How many figures do you see? Which ones are wearing hats of leaves? Jeweled crowns? Which have neither hats nor crowns?
  • Compare the two groups of figures. Which figures look the same?
  • This painting shows two scenes from one story. What could be happening in the lower-left scene? The upper-right scene?
  • How is the landscape different in the two scenes? Are they happening in the same place?
  • How is this painting like a comic strip?
 

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