Hanuman revealing Rama and Sita in his heart. Watercolour drawing.
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Hanuman the monkey god, blessed with superhuman powers, rescues Rama (Vishnu) and his wife Sita from Ravana, king of Sri Lanka. When asked where he had hidden Rama and Sita, Hanuman replies 'In my heart'
1 drawing : watercolour, with pencil and silver ; sheet 45.8 x 28 cm
Kalighat painting is a school of painting in Kalighat, a small district in Calcutta. It is named after the Hindu goddess Kali. Kalighat painting originated from the folk art tradition of rural Bengal. The Patuas or picture makers had migrated from Bengal in the early nineteenth century. There are a range of subjects from religious imagery of Hindu gods, goddesses and stories to natural history, social types and proverbs. The range of materials used in drawing are pencil, watercolour, indian ink and silver paint
J. Peto (ed.), The heart, New Haven and London 2007, p. 17
Wellcome Library no. 26153i