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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.
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