The demon giant Kumbhakarna fights Prince Rama's armies of monkeys and bears on the island of Lanka, from a manuscript of the Ramayana (Epic of Rama), approx. 1605 India, Possibly Madhya Pradesh state, former kingdom of Datia. Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. Gift of the Connoisseurs' Council with additional funding from Fred M. and Nancy Livingston Levin, the Shenson Foundation, in memory of A. Jess Shenson, 2003.3.
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The Hindu deity Vishnu slays the demons Madhu and Kaitabha, from a Devi Mahatmya series, approx. 1760. India | Himachal Pradesh state | former kingdom of Guler. Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. Gift of George Hopper Fitch, 1996.9.