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    The Rama Epic

    The Rama Epic

    From storytelling paintings to temple sculptures to colorful puppets, a range of artworks in the museum's collection highlights the Rama epic's key episodes and characters. They were made from fifteen hundred years ago to the present day, in countries from India to Indonesia.

    To learn more about the story of Prince Rama, visit the special exhibition The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe on view at the museum from October 21, 2016–January 15, 2017.

    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1800-1900
    Materials: Lacquered and gilded wood with iron fittings
    Object Number: 2006.27.41
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1950-1980
    Materials: Wood, cloth, and mixed media
    Object Number: F2003.4
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1605
    Materials: Opaque watercolors and gold on paper
    Object Number: 2003.3
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1960
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.160
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1950-1980
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.31
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1970
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.44
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1950
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.85
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Artist: Abah Wikarta
    Date Made: approx. 1930
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.89
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1960
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.103
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1930
    Materials: Painted and cut leather
    Object Number: F2000.86.123
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1980
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.148
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1980
    Materials: Wood, cloth and mixed media
    Object Number: F2000.86.149
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1868
    Materials: Albumen silver print
    Object Number: 2005.64.558
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1875-1900
    Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper mounted on cloth
    Object Number: 2010.465
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: 1900-1950
    Materials: Hide with pigments and wood
    Object Number: 2010.534