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KETOET GEDE, SINGARAJA, A SCENE FROM THE RAMAYANA,
ANGGADA TRIES TO CONVINCE RAWANA TO RETURN SITA

LOr. 3390-122

Drawing on Dutch paper, watermark Concordia, countermark VdL, 34 x 42 cm

A monkey wearing long trousers is depicted on the left. A text in Balinese script in ink on top says: ‘’hanggade’’, Anggada. He is an envoy of the monkey king Subali. To the right a male figure with bulging eyes, a heavy moustache and long hair is depicted. He has a diadem and a high crown on his head and is wearing long trouwers, His jewelry is that of a royal personage. A text at the top on the right says: “rawanna’’, by which Rawana, the king of Langka is meant,

A meeting between Anggada and Rawana is depicted. This scene may refer to an episode described in the Old Javanese Ramayana XVIII: 38-50. Anggada is sent as an envoy to Langka. He tries to convince Rawana to give Sita back to her husband, Prince Rama.

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