Krishna bids farewell, folio from a Bhagavata Purana

Krishna embraces his father in the upper left corner then proceeds on a palanquin with the Pandava brothers, led by an elephant and followed by musicians. Ladies pay homage to the procession from balconies overhead.

Historical period(s)
ca.1680-1690
School
Mewar
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 20 × 39.4 cm (7 7/8 × 15 1/2 in) H x W (overall): 23.2 × 42.5 cm (9 1/8 × 16 3/4 in)
Geography
India, Rajasthan state, Mewar
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2018.1.22
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
Bhagavata Purana, elephant, India, Krishna, palanquin, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Krishna embraces his father in the upper left corner then proceeds on a palanquin with the Pandava brothers, led by an elephant and followed by musicians. Ladies pay homage to the procession from balconies overhead.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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