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Balakrishna (Baby Krishna) Sucking His Toe

Asian Art

  • Possible Place Made: Tamil Nadu, India
  • DATES 18th century
    DIMENSIONS length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.1.43
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small image of the infant Krishna, lying on his back and reaching with one hand to pull his foot closer to his mouth for sucking. His other hand rests on his hip and the other leg lies mostly extended on the floor. Modeled in the round with extensive detailing of the child's long hair, jewelry, and belt.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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