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Akrura Informs Nanda and Yashoda: Page From a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu)

Date:
ca. 1630–50
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Mewar)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. (16.5 x 33.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eisenberg, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.507.4
Not on view
The evil king Kamsa, Krishna's nemesis, hatches yet another plan to kill the child-god and his brother. He sends Akrura to invite the boys to a function at his palace and plans to have them killed as they enter the city. Akrura, however, is a devotee of Krishna's. He falls at the god's feet and informs Krishna's adopted parents, Nanda and Yashoda, of Kamsa's plot.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Mewar," 1998.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painting at Mewar," May 17, 2004–October 5, 2004.

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