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Sita asking Rama for the Golden Deer, scene from the Ramayana, Malwa, Bundelkhand, ca. 1634 (New Delhi, National Museum)

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Malwa)
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T00:00:58Z
dc.date.available2019-12-06T00:00:58Z
dc.identifierANUA 682-3240
dc.identifier.otherIIP-3028
dc.identifier.other13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/188191
dc.descriptionIn another scene from the Ramayana, Sita, consort of Rama, asks her husband for the Golden Deer. Both paintings come from Malwa, an uninviting region of central India noted for its murderous dacoits. The painting tradition of Malwa was conservative, showing few traces in the mid-seventeenth century of imperial influence. The bright colours of these paintings provide vivid contrasts. All the action is in one plane, with a textile flatness of composition. The paintings have the rough brushwork and emotional intensity of the indigenous tradition.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectCentral India: Malwa & Bundelkhand
dc.subjectpaintings
dc.subjectminiatures
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titleSita asking Rama for the Golden Deer, scene from the Ramayana, Malwa, Bundelkhand, ca. 1634 (New Delhi, National Museum)
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-12-06T00:00:58Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis item is provided for research purposes. Contact the Australian National University Archives at butlin.archives@anu.edu.au for permission to use.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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