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Half-clothed Tilottama flying in the sky playing with a red ball. Chromolithograph by R. Varma.

Ravi Varma, 1848-1906.
Date
[1896]

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Description

Tilottama was originally a Brahmān female but caused offense by bathing at an improper season, she was condemned to be born as an Apsaras. She was used for the purpose of the mutual destruction of two demons, Sunda and Upasunda. She is also sent to test the strength of yogi's vows of chastity

Lettering

Tilottama. Copyright. ; Ravi Varma.

Publication/Creation

[Bombay] : Anant Shivaji Desai Motibazar Mumbai, [1896] (Karli, Bombay : Ravi Varma F.A.L. Press)

Physical description

1 print : oleograph

Notes

Other versions of this image are in the collection

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26552i

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