Mara Bringing the Demons to Life

An inscription above the principal demon tells us “This is where Mara brings the demons to life.” The master Manaku produced an extensive series of Ramayana paintings that are populated with closely related demons. If this drawing was not actually executed by the artist Manaku, it almost certainly was produced by his workshop.

Ink and wash on paper


Creator : 

Attributed to the Seu Family, possibly Manaku

Collection : 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date :

mid-18th century

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