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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. 1960
    Materials: Ink on paper
    Object Number: F2015.31.2
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1960
    Materials: Ink on paper
    Object Number: F2015.31.3
    Place of Origin: Southern India
    Date Made: 1850-1950
    Materials: Wood
    Object Number: B61S54+
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 400-500
    Materials: Terra-cotta
    Object Number: 1988.40
    Place of Origin: Central Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1800-1840
    Materials: Opaque watercolors and gold on paper
    Object Number: 2006.27.9
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1605
    Materials: Opaque watercolors and gold on paper
    Object Number: 2003.4
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1800-1900
    Materials: Colors and gold on wood
    Object Number: 2010.18.2
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: approx. 1930-1940
    Materials: colors on wood
    Object Number: 2016.302
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1400-1500
    Materials: Granite and iron
    Object Number: B60S53+
    Place of Origin: Northeastern Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1075-1125
    Materials: Sandstone
    Object Number: B66S7