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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: India
    Date Made: approx. 1890-1894
    Materials: Sandalwood
    Object Number: 1994.30
    Place of Origin: Thailand
    Date Made: 1857
    Materials: Paint, gold, lacquer, and ink on paper
    Object Number: 1993.27
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1875-1925
    Materials: Hide with pigments
    Object Number: 2013.40
    Place of Origin: Southern Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1950-1965
    Materials: Hide with pigments
    Object Number: F2014.1.6
    Place of Origin: Thailand or Laos or Cambodia
    Date Made: approx. 1750-1825
    Materials: Tropical hardwood with remnants of lacquer, gilding, and mirrored glass inlay
    Object Number: 2011.66.a-.c
    Place of Origin: Thailand or Laos or Cambodia
    Date Made: approx. 1750-1825
    Materials: Tropical hardwood with remnants of lacquer, gilding, and mirrored-glass inlay
    Object Number: 2011.67.a-.c
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1850-1920
    Materials: Wood
    Object Number: B76S4
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1750-1850
    Materials: Terra-cotta
    Object Number: B62S43.3
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1750-1850
    Materials: Terra-cotta
    Object Number: B62S43.6
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1800-1850
    Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
    Object Number: 1989.29
    Place of Origin: Southern India
    Date Made: approx. 1880-1920
    Materials: Sandalwood
    Object Number: B60M159
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1790
    Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
    Object Number: 1992.95
    Place of Origin: Eastern India
    Date Made: approx. 1770-1775
    Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
    Object Number: 2011.22
    Place of Origin: Cambodia or Thailand
    Date Made: approx. 1900-1950
    Materials: Paint and gold on cloth
    Object Number: B60D30+.a
    Place of Origin: Indonesia
    Date Made: 1850-1900
    Materials: Paint on cotton
    Object Number: B78M1