Krishna Dancing: Page from the Dispersed "Boston" Rasikapriya (Lover's Breviary), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, India (Rajasthan, Amber)

Krishna Dancing: Page from the Dispersed "Boston" Rasikapriya (Lover's Breviary)

Date:
ca. 1610
Culture:
India (Rajasthan, Amber)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 8 1/2 × 5 1/4 in. (21.6 × 13.3 cm)
Sheet: 9 in. × 5 5/8 in. (22.9 × 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.85.5a
Not on view
Krishna plays the flute and dances with and among peacocks during the monsoon to a chorus of drums and cymbals. The manuscript's illuminations show the influence of Mughal art.
[ Ananda K. Coomaraswamy , Boston, until 1927; sold to MMA]
Gainesville. University of Florida. "Miniatures and Small Sculptures from India," April 10, 1966–May 29, 1966.

New York. Visual Arts Gallery. "Indian Miniatures," April 5, 1972–April 27, 1972.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Court Painting: 16th–19th Century," March 25, 1997–July 6, 1997.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Court Painting," 2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Mughal Influence in Rajasthani Painting," 2001.

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