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A scene from the Mahabharata, depicting Raja Yudhishtira (dressed in white, on the right edge) surveying Hell in search of his son. The text, in late 19th-century Urdu, written in a cursive nasta'liq-e khafi hand, refers to the painting as 'Plate number 133.' The painting dates from the late 19th century, probably from the art schools of Jaipur, India, and adapts a composition from the dispersed late 16th century 'Jaipur' Razmnamah manuscript (in the Jaipur royal collection, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and British Library), an illustrated Persian translation from the original Sanskrit (version by Naqib Khan) created at the court of the third Mogul Emperor, Akbar I (d. 1605). Surrounded by a painted frame with floral motifs.

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Raja Yudhishtira surveys Hell in search of his son
Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  painting (art)
display title:  Raja Yudhishtira surveys Hell in search of his son
display title:  Scene of hell

Place
India; Asia
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India 
Asia 
Date made
late 19th century
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date made:  late 19th century 

Materials & techniques
wood; paint
Additional material & technique information
material: paint (overall)
material: wood (overall)
Measurements
overall: 380 mm x 275 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 380 mm x 275 mm


Related subjects
material: paint
object name (Horniman Ethno.): paintings (art)
material: wood

Record created 2005-06-06 by EHERDMAN
Record last updated 2013-10-03 by RSHEPHERD