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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: 1900-1950
    Materials: Hide with pigments, wood
    Object Number: 2010.535
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: 1900-1950
    Materials: Hide with pigments, wood
    Object Number: 2010.536
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: 1900-1950
    Materials: Hide with pigments, wood
    Object Number: 2010.537
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: 1900-1950
    Materials: Hide with pigments, wood, bamboo
    Object Number: 2010.538
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1800-1850
    Materials: Paint, gold, and ink on paper
    Object Number: 2008.89
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: perhaps 1920-1945
    Materials: Hide with pigments and gilding, horn
    Object Number: F2009.20.90
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: perhaps 1920-1945
    Materials: Hide with pigments and gilding, horn
    Object Number: F2009.20.149
    Artist: Thomas Handforth
    Date Made: 1934
    Materials: Lithograph, ink on paper
    Object Number: 2014.44
    After conservation treatment
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1825-1875
    Materials: Paint and gold on cloth
    Object Number: 2015.28
    Artist: Thomas Handforth
    Date Made: 1934
    Materials: Lithograph, ink on paper
    Object Number: 2015.4
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1800-1900
    Materials: Wood with ivory inlay and painted decoration
    Object Number: 2015.68
    Copy of curatorial image for temporary eMuseum Rama package use. *THIS IS NOT A PHOTO STUDIO IMAGE - DO NOT REPRODUCE*
    Artist: Saroj Chaterlai Rathod
    Date Made: approx. 1970-1980
    Materials: Cotton
    Object Number: F2014.44
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: 1830-1840
    Materials: Ink, opaque watercolors, and gold on paper
    Object Number: 2015.40
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1960
    Materials: Ink on paper
    Object Number: F2015.31.1