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The Pandava brothers' nephew Abhimanyu battles the Kaurava brother Duhshasana, from a manuscript of the Mahabharata (Great Chronicle of the Bharata Dynasty)
Place of Origin: India, Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Kangra
Date: approx. 1803
Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
Dimensions: H. 12 7/8 in x W. 17 1/2 in, H. 32.7 cm x W. 44.4 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Johnson S. Bogart
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: F2003.34.16.1
On Display: No

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Label: Yudhisthira asks his nephew Abhimanyu to break into the formation, creating a passage for the rest of the Pandavas. Abhimanyu succeeds but is quickly surrounded by enemies. In this painting he and Duhshasana, one of the Kaurava brothers, attack each other in their chariots. At the far right, additional Kaurava forces led by King Jayadratha are shown preventing the Pandavas from coming to Abhimanyu's aid.

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Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery
Label: Yudhisthira asks his nephew Abhimanyu to break into the formation, creating a passage for the rest of the Pandavas. Abhimanyu succeeds but is quickly surrounded by enemies. In this painting he and Duhshasana, one of the Kaurava brothers, attack each other in their chariots. At the far right, additional Kaurava forces led by King Jayadratha are shown preventing the Pandavas from coming to Abhimanyu's aid.
Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery