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Krishna


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Description The youthful Krishna plays his flute, beguiling the milkmaids of Brindavan, his hometown. Radha, his favorite, is represented in a companion sculpture (F.173). Both sculptures would have been dressed in clothing and jewelry as part of their worship, probably in a domestic shrine.
Exhibitions
  • 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 Rudolph Antiquities/Arnold Lieberman, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, April 1974, by purchase.
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford

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Creator
Period
16th century
Medium
gilded bronze
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
F.153
Measurements
7 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (17.8 x 7 x 4.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Nepal (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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