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Permission is granted to reproduce these images solely in connection with a review or editorial commentary on THE RAMA EPIC: HERO, HEROINE, ALLY, FOE exhibition at the ASIAN ART MUSEUM OCT 21, 2016–JAN 15, 2017. All other reproductions are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the copyright holder and/or museum. 
  • Sita, approx. 1893, by Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916). Pastel, conté crayon, and charcoal on paper. Art Institute of Chicago, Joseph Winterbotham Collection, 1954.320. Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago..
  • Hanuman revives Rama and Lakshmana with medicinal herbs, approx. 1790. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Guler. Ink and opaque watercolors on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1987.424.13.
  • The demon Marichi tries to dissuade Ravana, approx. 1780. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Kangra. Ink, opaque watercolors, silver, and gold on paper. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1985.398.14.
  • Hanuman leaps across the ocean, approx. 1720, attributed to the workshop of Pandit Seu of Guler (d. 1740). Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. Museum Rietberg Zurich, RVI 840. Photograph © Rainer Wolfsberger.
  • Vishvamitra leads Rama and Lakshmana to the forest, approx. 1594. India; Agra, Uttar Pradesh state. Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. Museum Rietberg Zurich, Gift of the Rietberg Society, RVI 1840. Photograph © Rainer Wolfsberger.
  • Rama’s concerns for Sita, from Bhanudatta’s Rasamanjari, approx. 1720. India; Jammu and Kashmir state, former kingdom of Jammu. Opaque watercolors on paper. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, IS.116‑1960. Photograph © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • Sita in captivity in the ashoka grove (left); Rama and Lakshmana stricken (right), from the “Shangri” Ramayana, approx. 1690–1710. India; Jammu and Kashmir state, former kingdom of Kulu or Bahu. Opaque watercolors on paper. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of The Walter Foundation, M.91.348.2.
  • Hanuman flies to the Himalayas for magical herbs, page from the Mewar Ramayana, 1649–1653, by Sahibdin (Indian, active approx. 1625–1660). Opaque watercolors on paper. The British Library, Add. MS 15297(1) f.100r.
  • Rama slays the demoness Tataka, watched by Vishvamitra, approx. 1780–1785. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Kangra. Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. From the Collection of Gursharan S. and Elvira Sidhu.
  • The invisible Indrajit fires arrows at Rama and his allies; end panel from a box, approx. 1500–1600. Sri Lanka. Ivory. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Friends of Indian Art and the Robert A. and Ruth W. Fisher Fund, 2004.16. Photograph © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel.
  • Rama, 1000–1100. India; Tamil Nadu state, Chola period (880–1279). Copper alloy. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.023. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Hanuman, Angada, and Jambavan climb Mount Mahendra, approx. 1720, attributed to the workshop of Pandit Seu of Guler (d. 1740). Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. Museum Rietberg Zurich, RVI 847. Photograph © Rainer Wolfsberger.
  • Rama kills the demon warrior Makaraksha in combat, approx. 1790. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Guler. Opaque watercolors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Margaret Polak, 1992.95. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
  • Scenes of the Rama epic, approx. 1870. Myanmar (Burma). Manuscript; opaque watercolors and gold on paper. The British Library, Or. 14178.
  • Jatayus, the heroic king of the vultures, attempts to prevent Ravana from abducting Sita, approx. 400–500. India; probably Uttar Pradesh state. Terra‑cotta. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Connoisseurs’ Council, 1988.40. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
  • The demon king Ravana riding a mythical bird, approx. 1800–1900. Indonesia; North Bali. Colors and gold on wood. Asian Art Museum, Acquisition made possible by the Connoisseurs’ Council and the estate of K. Hart Smith, 2010.18.2. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
  • Ravana, approx. 1800–1875. South India. Ivory. The British Museum, donated by Lt-Gen Augustus W H Meyrick, 1878,1101.329. Photograph © The British Museum.
  • Sita in captivity in the ashoka grove, approx. 1725. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Guler. Colors and gold on paper. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of George P. Bickford, 1966.143. Photograph © The Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • Sita, 1000–1100. India; Tamil Nadu state, Chola period (880–1279). Bronze. Linden-Museum Stuttgart, SA 33610L. Photograph © Linden-Museum Stuttgart. Photo: A. Dryer.
  • Hanuman conversing, 1000–1100. India; Tamil Nadu state, Chola period (880–1279). Copper alloy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982.220.9. Photograph © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, www.metmuseum.org.
  • Rama refuses his brother Bharata’s entreaties to return, page from the Mewar Ramayana, 1649 –1653, by Sahibdin (Indian, active approx. 1625–1660). Opaque watercolors on paper. The British Library, Add. 15296(1) f.126r.
  • Ravana takes the field against Lakshmana and Hanuman, page from the Mewar Ramayana, 1649–1653, by Sahibdin (Indian, active approx. 1625–1660). Opaque watercolors on paper. The British Library, Add. 15297(1) f.60r.