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Indra Visits Sita in Ravana's Garden
Page from a dispersed series of the Ramayana

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Guler, Himachal Pradesh, India, Asia
or made in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, Asia

c. 1775-1780

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Image: 8 1/16 × 12 3/16 inches (20.5 × 31 cm) Sheet: 9 7/8 × 14 1/8 inches (25.1 × 35.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Katharine Levin Farrell Fund and the John T. Morris Fund, 1977

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After kidnapping Sita, the demon king Ravana imprisons her in his palace on the island of Lanka. There she is guarded night and day by demonesses. Overwhelmed by her grief and longing for Rama, she has become emaciated. This nighttime scene shows Sita on a golden throne amid the geometric flowerbeds of the palace garden. Her guardians have been magically cast into sleep and Indra-identifiable by the many eyes on his body-appears before her. The god humbly offers Sita a bowl of food, holding a cloth below it as if he were her servant.

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