Krishna, Radha, and her attendant


Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

The Hindu god Krishna is seated crossed legged on a white cushion outside pavilion with a couch (trademark of Malwa art). He is addressing two women, probably Radha (center figure) and her attendant, dressed in colorful cholis and gossamer veils. Both women are shown with black pom poms which was a stylistic attribute borrowed from the Mughal Empire. A peacock is standing on the roof of the pavilion. The sky is indicated in blue enclosed by an undulating white line which is representative of clouds. (Amy Poster, 2012)

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  • Title: Krishna, Radha, and her attendant
  • Date Created: 1634
  • Series Title: Rasikapriya
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 7 x 5-1/4 in. (image) 7-13/16 x 6 in. (sheet)
  • Department: Asian Art
  • Credit Line: Julius F. Pratt Fund
  • Accession Number: 53.26