Krishna and the Cowherds: Page from a Dispersed Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of Lord Vishnu)

Date:
ca. 1520–30
Culture:
India (Delhi-Agra area)
Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
7 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (18.1 x 23.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Findlay, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.530.2
Not on view
This charming painting has multiple staggered registers that portray Krishna and the cowherds tending their cattle. A group of the paintings in this set have a lower register, like this one, showing a stream filled with lotus flowers and ducks.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Findlay , New York (until 1980; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Illustrations of the Bhagavata Purana," 1996.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Krishna: Mythology and Worship," February 9, 2004–May 9, 2004.