Gum tempera and gold on paper
Overall: 24.9 x 35.7 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/16 in.); Painting: 20.5 x 31.5 cm (8 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.119
The three queens of Dasharatha are riding in the covered palanquins.
The artist has masterfully set the somber procession against the stark white walls of the city. In the middle of the page wearing gold crowns, the two brothers of the exiled hero Rama are setting out from the capital to find him, hoping to persuade him to return now that their father has died.
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