A page from a Punishment series: Punishment for murder

A page from a Punishment series: Punishment for murder

c. 1740

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Page: 33.7 x 24.8 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.); Miniature: 27.3 x 17.5 cm (10 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.162

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Both sinners have turbans unraveling.

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Themes of punishments of hell were popular in Rajasthani ateliers, and several courts commissioned paintings depicting infernal cruelty. The dark-skinned punisher pulls a royal figure from his terrace with chains and is about to smite him with his baton. A ferocious tiger can be seen ripping another man with his claws.

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