Plate 7: Rama’s marriage

Image title: Plate 7: Rama’s marriage

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[Full title: Rama’s marriage, Vijayanagara, Hampi, 15th century]

This plate depicts the happy wedding of Rāma and his brothers with Sītā and the princesses of Janaka’s family.

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This plate is contained in the book “Vijayanagara Paintings”, a valuable aid to the understanding of Indian iconography (also known as śilpaśāstra). The Vijayanagara empire was established in 1335 by Harihara, Harihara, Kaṃpa and Bukka (sons of Saṅgama) and grew to be a dominant power in the South. Painting has been considered in the Citrasūtra of the Viṣṇudharmottara, the early standard text on painting, as the premier art.

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