Jatayus, the heroic king of the vultures, attempts to prevent Ravana from abducting Sita, from the Ramayana (Story of Rama), approx. 400–500. India; probably Uttar Pradesh state. Terra-cotta. Gift of the Connoisseurs’ Council, 1988.40. Rama kills the demon warrior Makaraksha in combat, approx. 1790. India; Himachal Pradesh state, former kingdom of Guler. Opaque watercolors on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Margaret Polak, 1992.95. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. The demon king Ravana riding a mythical bird, approx. 1800–1900. Indonesia; North Bali. Colors and gold on wood. Asian Art Museum, Acquisition made possible by the Connoisseurs’ Council and the estate of K. Hart Smith, 2010.18.2. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Resource Type: Lesson or Activity Region: South Asia, Southeast Asia Topic: Rituals and Celebrations, Looking at Art, Beliefs Grade Level: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12) Academic Subject: Visual/Performing Arts, History/Social Science, English/Language Arts, World Religions, Art History Curriculum Unit: Story of Rama (Ramayana) Keyword Results: Rama epic, Ramayana Use this collection of resource to prepare your students for their visit to the exhibition The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe on view at the Asian Art Museum Oct. 21, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017.