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Rama and Hanuman, King of the Monkeys, meet in the forest
18th century
Kangra, Punjab Hills, India
Opaque watercolor on paper
H: 25.5; W: 36 cm
Gift of the Goldyne Family, San Francisco, to American Friends of The Israel Museum
Accession number: B76.0067
A scene from the Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic: the hero, the blue-skinned King Rama, and the monkey Hanuman join forces to free Sita, Rama’s wife, who has been kidnapped by Ravana, King of the Demons.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir