Bhima Slays Archers Led by Duryodhana

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Bhima Slays Archers Led by Duryodhana

Item Info

Item No: mcom00211
Title: Bhima Slays Archers Led by Duryodhana
Additional Title: Razmnama (Book of War)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

This is the last of the battle scenes among the Free Library’s Razmnama pages. It depicts mace-wielding Bhima slaying a group of archers led by the Kaurava prince Duryodhana, chief adversary of the Pandavas. Although the text says that there are twenty-five thousand archers, the artist chose to represent the great number through a single pile of bodies that Bhima nonchalantly crushes with a single blow of his huge mace.

Region/County: Region/County:Northern India, Mughal court

Call Number: Lewis M 21
Creator Name: Asa - Artist


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