The ‘charisma’ associated with the name of Lord Krishna has formed for over two hundred decades the axis of religious, spiritual, literary and artistic contemplations of millions of Indians and also of their imaginative innovations. The image of Krishna was both, a religious necessity and cultural compulsion. His tale, myth, legend or whatever left most profound impact on the creative genius of the country. During these long centuries he has been perhaps the most inexhaustible theme of thousands of paintings, verses, stone and bronze images and many kinds of artifacts. He influenced life-style of Indian people for centuries now. He is the most highly worshipped deity of the Indian people. This ivory image of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is in a dancing posture and stands on a circular pedestal is carved in round. Pedestal is intricately carved in inverted lotus design. Krishna stands cross legged in tribhanga mudra and his hands are in posture of playing flute, although here flute is missing. With a gentle smile bejewelled Krishna wears vanamala (long garland), crown, earrings, necklaces, bangles, armlets, waist band, anklets and toe-rings.


  • Title: Standing Krishna
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1600 AD - 1700 AD
  • Location: Orissa, India
  • Physical Dimensions: w85 x h270 cm (without cover)
  • Type: Statue
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Ivory, carved and painted Art
  • Place Part Of: India

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