Mahabharata manuscript

This sheet is from a very rare and early manuscript, which has illustrations from the Mahabharata. Here it shows Pandavas praying to Devi. The manuscript is written in Sanskrit and illustrated using a very fine technique, patronised during the period of Tipu Sultan by Hindu patrons.

Date/Period
17th century
Region
Mysore-Seringapattam area, India
Dimension
Image size: 20.6 x 48.4 cm, Object size: 50.8 x 65.8 cm
Accession No.
2007-01043
Material
Gouache on paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Paintings