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This painting was chosen
72%
of the time over other paintings.

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting! Jump to graph

Women slightly favor this painting. Jump to graph

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Caption: Page from an Illustrated Manuscript of the Bhagavata Purana Central India (Malwa), ca. 1610-1650 Opaque watercolor on paper Overall: 9 x 14 in. (22.9 x 35.6 cm) Brooklyn Museum. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Walzer, 84.206.1

Label: This is a page from a manuscript of the Bhagavata Purana, a lengthy Hindu scripture dedicated to the god Krishna, who is said to have lived on earth as a prince. The episode has not been firmly identified, but it depicts a city being besieged by demons. The artist employed a clever device to illustrate the siege with an economy of means, floating the crenellated square of the city walls in space so we can see that it is surrounded on all sides. At either end we see multistoried urban buildings populated by demons (in the upper left unit) and regular people, including a family at the upper right and a woman worshipping a small image of a goddess at the lower left. The compartmentalization and inventive abstraction of this image are both typical of paintings made in Central India, in a region once known as Malwa.

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Experience

There might be a slight positive correlation between experience and favorability in this painting; The more a person knows about Indian Paintings, the more likely they are to like this painting!

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Age

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Gender

Women slightly favor this painting.

Women Men
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Preferred others:  
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* We have low confidence in this metric because relatively few people in this group (less than 50) rated this object.

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