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Krishna Playing The Flute

1801/1830

Sanskriti Museums

Sanskriti Museums

In this bronze image of Krishna standing crossed legs, the deity is shown in the posture of playing the flute which is the only iconographic marker of the deity’s identity.
The image is crudely made and resembles in workmanship to the tribal bronzes of central India. Though Krishna is considered to be an incarnation of Vishnu of the scriptural Hinduism, the rural characteristic of the image invokes his massive popularity at the village level.

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  • Title: Krishna Playing The Flute
  • Date Created: 1801/1830
  • Location: Central India
  • Physical Dimensions: L 11 cm x B 4 cm x H 3.6 cm
  • Rights: Text © Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art/ Jyotindra Jain
  • Medium: Brass
  • Period: Early 19th Century

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