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Krishna with Gopis on a Riverbank
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Krishna with Gopis on a Riverbank

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Description At the right, the god Krishna places a water pot on the head of Radha, his beloved. Radha is probably also depicted among the other milkmaids at an earlier moment, crouching, her long dark hair streaming down her back. In the lower left corner, a tiny figure of the god of love and desire, Kama, fires an arrow at Radha and Krishna. Love is an avenue of salvation, because Krishna's and Radha's minds are emptied of everything but love.
  • Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2002

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paint on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
7 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (19.1 x 28.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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