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Summary:
E093486 - 10/2/2006, painting, , , Bali, Indonesia, Asia, Southeast
Item Name:
painting
Label:
This acrylic and ochre painting on cotton cloth by unknown artist depicts a battle scene from Hindu epic Ramayana. The monkeys chase away demons while Rama and his allies, Laksmana and Sugriwa, watch. Episode may refer to after Rama and the monkey army have decided to march against Langka. They reach the ocean and cannot pass so Rama strikes the ocean with his powerful arrow and wreaks carnage amongst the ocean creatures. Baruna the god of the ocean has appealed to Rama not to drain the ocean and to build a causeway to reach Langka. Related scenes are depicted in paintings E074168 and E076413. by Mangku Mura relates to ancient Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana.
Province/State:
Bali
Country:
Indonesia
Collection Area:
Asia, Southeast
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
10/02/2006
Registration Number:
E093486
Associated Stories:
The Anthony Forge Collection of Balinese Paintings
Anthony Forge: Biographical Sketch
Anthony Forge: Research in Bali, Indonesia