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Krishna Subdues Kaliya
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Krishna Subdues Kaliya

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Description One of young Krishna's most popular feats in Vraja is his triumph over the serpent Kaliya who polluted the Yamuna River. This battle may be symbolic of the conflict between cults of Krishna worshipers and serpent (naga) worshipers.
  • 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, 2001, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2001

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ca. 1800
pigments and gold on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
8 1/4 x 11 7/16 in. (21 x 29.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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