The Department of Asian Art at the Met continues its success with exhibits featuring artistic interpretations of classical texts. In this most recent exhibition the subject is Ramayana, sometimes translated as "the journey of Rama". Copies of the Ramayana manuscripts date to the 11th-century, though the epic is likely even older. This exhibition looks at various artistic interpretations of scenes from the story, with particular emphasis on Rama's relationship with Sita, his abducted wife. The colorful paintings date to the 17th-century Rajput and Pahari courts. Whether you know the story or not, this exhibit is worth exploration.

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