Festival Image of Krishna

Indianlate 10th century (Chola)

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

The youthful Krishna-an incarnation of the supreme Hindu god Vishnu-is shown dancing, as he did after being attacked by the serpent Kaliya whom he subdued without a struggle. This image was made to be carried in processions on Southern Indian festival days.


  • Title: Festival Image of Krishna
  • Date Created: late 10th century (Chola)
  • Type: sculpture
  • Rights: Museum purchase with funds provided by the W. Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund, 1993, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: bronze
  • Provenance: John D. Rockefeller, III; C. T. Loo, New York; Sale, Sotheby's, New York, June 17, 1993, lot 101; Walters Art Museum, 1993, by purchase.
  • Place of Origin: Tamil Nadu, India
  • Artist: Indian

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