5 objects Doris Wiener

Krishna talking with a confidante of Radha from the Rasikapriya


Krishna kneels on an orange mat in a glade beside a pool with the girl standing before him in conversation. Radha kneels on a yellow mat in the sky above as if in Krishna’s thoughts. A pink-flowered creeper entwines about the trunk of a tree on the right, and a cobra approaches its base. The …




Standing in the dynamic, diagonal pose known as the hunter’s strance (pratyalidha), Bhairava, a fierce manifestation of the Hindu god Shiva, has three menacing heads and six hands, five of which brandish weapons. Somewhat surprisingly, the sixth hand holds a full-blown lotus stem complete with leaves. Each scowling face has three round bulging eyes, an …