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Shrinathji's haveli

circa 1820-circa 1850


Unknown Artist

No image
  • Details

    Other Title
    The worship of Shri Nathji
    Place where the work was made
    Nathadwara Rajasthan India
    circa 1820-circa 1850
    Media category
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    26.0 x 24.7 cm
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Not on display
    Accession number
  • About

    Always shown with his left arm raised, Shrinathji is a representation of Krishna inspired by an event from the deity's childhood. When a violent storm was sent to destroy his village, Krishna lifted Mount Govardhana and held it like an umbrella to provide shelter and protection. The painting depicts Shrinathji’s haveli, or mansion, from varied perspectives including an aerial view. With an image of Shrinathji in the upper left, it was created as a reminder of the miraculous deeds of Krishna.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication