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Vabhruvahana Approaches Arjuna, page from the Khan Khanan's Razm-nama

Vabhruvahana Approaches Arjuna, page from the Khan Khanan's Razm-nama

c. 1610?–17

Sur Das Gujarati

(Indian, active 16th century)

Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1960.44



A tree with a whimsically mint-green trunk populated with birds and nests with eggs appears to the left of the block of text, in which the action below is described in Persian. Under the tree on a blanket is Arjuna, one of the main heroes of the Razm-nama. He is an extraordinary warrior and holds his bow as he receives his son Vabhruvahana, who has come to apologize for having captured the horse of the royal horse sacrifice––a major indiscretion.

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