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THE CORONATION OF RAMA
THE CORONATION OF RAMA

TANJORE, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 1900

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THE CORONATION OF RAMA
TANJORE, SOUTH INDIA, CIRCA 1900
Opaque pigments, gold leaf and sukkan (limestone paste) on cloth streached over wood, depicting a heavily jewelled and crowned green-skinned Rama bearing the thenkalai caste mark on his forehead, bordered with his consort Sita and brother Lakhshmana, a royal retinue of relatives and seven topknotted sages around, Hanuman at his feet with monkey warriors,the scene taking place in a heavily decorated shrine, some flaking, in original frame, glazed
23 x 17in. (60 x 43.5cm.)

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For a similar scene depicting the Coronation of Rama, although from Mysore, see Barbara Rossi, From the Ocean of Painting, India's Popular Painting 1589 to the Present, New York, 1998, cat.33, p.86-7.

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