Keywords: garden

175 objects
S2018.1.72

Abhisarika Nayika

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.1.72

In this painting, Radha represents an abhisarika, a woman who fearlessly braves the dangers of the night to meet her lover. Beneath clouds bristling with lightening and in a driving rain, Radha hurries across a rocky landscape, bunching her skirt up to keep it dry, even as snakes coil around her ankles. Four demons, one …