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A scene from the Mahabharata, depicting Raja Yudhishtira (wearing a white turban, below the text panel) surveys Hell in search of his brothers. Painting with gold detailing. The text, in late 19th-century Urdu, written in a cursive nasta'liq-e khafi hand, refers to the painting as 'Plate number 132. 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).

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Raja Yudhishtira surveys Hell in search of his brothers
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display title:  Raja Yudhishtira surveys Hell in search of his brothers
display title:  Scene of violence

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

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wood; paint
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material: paint (overall)
material: wood (overall)
overall: 380 mm x 272 mm
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overall: 380 mm x 272 mm

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material: paint
material: wood

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