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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]
Reference
26552i
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view Half-clothed Tilottama flying in the sky playing with a red ball. Chromolithograph by R. Varma.

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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

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : oleograph

Lettering

Tilottama. Copyright. ; Ravi Varma.

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Lettering also in Devanagari script

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26552i

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  • English
  • Hindi


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