Seige of Lanka

This fine painting is a complex composition. It illustrates the palace of Ravana, the monkey army of Rama attacking its fort walls and Rama-Lakshmana having a meeting with the monkey chief, Hanuman, in the background. The presentation of the simultaneous narrative is a feature of this painting, which is typical of the epic painting style of Guler-Kangra influenced by the Indian and the Mughal painting traditions.

Date/Period
Late 18th-early 19th centuries
Region
Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
Dimension
Object size: 37.5 x 51.8 cm
Accession No.
2007-01045
Material
Gouche and gold on paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Paintings