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Krishna's Parents Search for Him

Date:
ca. 1615
Culture:
India
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (13 x 13 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiener, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.410.1
Not on view
Krishna's foster parents, Yashoda and Nanda search for him after he has jumped into the Yamuna River. The surrounding figures are cowherder friends with whom Krishna had been playing a ball game. Works in provincial versions of the Mughal style were probably made for the lesser Mughal nobility at court as well as for the Rajasthani feudatory rulers.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiener , New York (by 1975; given to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Illustrations of the Bhagavata Purana," 1996.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Illustrated Manuscripts in India: Late 13th–early 17th Century," 2004.

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