The Rama Epic : Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe, Hardback Book


This collection by the Asian Art Museum is a selection of works depicting the ancient Rama Epic. The Rama Epic-recounting the struggle of Prince Rama to defeat a demonic king, rescue his abducted wife, and reestablish order in the world-has been a subject for visual and performing arts, literature, and religious thought in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia for many centuries.

A huge number of artworks relating to the Rama legends have been made over the course of 1500 years in a dozen countries.

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe illustrates some of the most important episodes involving the four primary characters: the hero, Rama; the heroine, Rama's wife Sita; the ally, Rama's faithful monkey lieutenant Hanuman; and the foe, the ten-headed demon king Ravana.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 330 full-color illustrations
  • Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
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  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9780939117765



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