Krishna and the Bow, folio 24 from the ‘Tula Ram’ Bhagavata Purana

Historical period(s)
ca. 1720
probably Gujurat school
Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
H x W (overall): 47 × 52.1 cm (18 1/2 × 20 1/2 in) H x W (painting): 21.9 × 18.4 cm (8 5/8 × 7 1/4 in)
India, Gujarat state, probably Surat
Credit Line
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Bhagavata Purana, bow, India, Krishna, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Los Angeles Times article. Los Angeles, March 10, 1968. .
  • J. LeRoy Davidson. Art of the Indian Subcontinent from Los Angeles Collections. Exh. cat. Los Angeles. no. 114.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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