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The details in this painting of Krishna reflect cross-cultural open-mindedness

Oct 3, 2013 2 MINUTES
"One of the great masterpieces of world art was really given rise to by the openness of the Muslim mind."

Curator Navina Haidar on "Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj", Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna)).

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Peter Zeray

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