Krishna and Radha
Krishna is an avatar (earthly manifestation) of the blue god Vishnu. He lived the early part of his life among cowherds in the countryside. Although this image places him in a sumptuous setting, he still holds the long, narrow flute that he played in the pastures.
Gods are often worshipped together with their goddess consorts. Krishna’s female partner is Radha, whom some traditions treat as an avatar of Vishnu’s consort, Lakshmi.
Opaque watercolor with embossed gold on paper
sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 in. (25.7 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
On reverse: Old Bahi account page
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Indian. Krishna and Radha, ca. 1690-1700. Opaque watercolor with embossed gold on paper, sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 in. (25.7 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 37.122 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.122_IMLS_SL2.jpg)
overall, 37.122_IMLS_SL2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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