Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
20.8 x 16.5 cm (8 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.131
Rainspouts in the form of mythical elephant-crocodiles (makara) hold yellow flags in their trunks.
A king sits on a throne with a yogic band around his legs, listening to the music of two sages: a blue-skinned sage on a stringed instrument (vina), and a white-skinned one playing cymbals. A standing percussionist accompanies them on a drum. An attendant behind the king holds the royal canopy over his head.
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