At this point in the Ramayana, Sita, the wife of Rama, has been abducted by the ten-headed king of Lanka, Ravana. It is possible that this painting illustrates Ravana leaving the palace to meet Rama, Lakshman and Hanuman in battle. Other folios from this manuscript are in the Ehrenfield collection, see D. Ehnbom, Indian Minaitures: The Ehrenfeld Collection, 1985, p. 234-236, cat. no. 116-118.