The disrobing of Draupadi

The disrobing of Draupadi

24.6 x 34.2 cm

Gouache with gold on paper.

In a famous episode from the Mahabharata, the five Pandava brothers are humiliated by their Kaurava rivals, who have won all their possessions and even their joint wife Draupadi in a dice game. The Kaurava prince Duhshasana attempts to strip Draupadi naked before the assembly. But her honour is miraculously preserved: as fast as her garments are removed, new ones appear in their place.

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