Posted on: 26 September 2013

Folio from the Ramayana of Valmiki (The Freer Ramayana), Vol. 1, folio 38; recto: text; verso: Rama and Laksmana Confront the Demons Marica and Subahu

By Mohan
Mughal dynasty

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
H: 26.1 W: 13.9 cm
Northern India

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Except for the claws these are rather appealing demons:-)

Dork demons :)

Rama and Lakshmana had just killed their fierce mother.,obliged to seek revenge, they were ineffective against the warriors - one dies immediately and the other escapes and later becomes a hermit. I feel a bit sorry for them. Perhaps the artist did too:-)

The orange one is so cute !

oh god can shri ram kille such cute little monsters ? he could have kept them in ayodhya zoo