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The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Rama kills the demon warrior Makaraksha in combat
From a manuscript of the Ramayana
approx. 1790. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Guler
Opaque watercolors on paper

Courtesy of Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Gift of Margaret Polak, 1992.95. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.