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Title

Krishna and the gopis

circa 1690

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Madhya Pradesh India
    Cultural origin
    Malwa?
    Date
    circa 1690
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    26.0 x 20.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr J Masselos 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    96.2021
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  • About

    Krishna is a Hindu deity and much-loved avatar of Vishnu. He is adored for his miraculous deeds and playful irreverence. He grew up incognito as a cowherd (gopa), spending much of his time flirting with the milkmaids (gopis) of the village. Set on the banks of the lotus-filled Yamuna river, this painting shows blue-skinned Krishna charming four gopis with his flute playing, while a relaxed demon looks on.