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Priest at a Krishna shrine

  • Description

    A priest holding a child’s rattle ceremoniously rocks a small swing shrine in which the deity Brijrayji, a form of Krishna worshipped at the court of Kotah, is venerated at the Swing-festival (Hindolabijaya) in the month of Bhadon (August-September).

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Kota (place of creation)
    c. 1831
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold and silver on paper
    mount 55.4 x 40.3 cm (height x width)
    painting 24.4 x 19.7 cm (height x width)
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    Purchased, 1966.
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  • Further reading

    Bautze, Joachim K., ‘Scenes of Devotion and Court Life: Painting under Maharao Ram Singh of Kota’, Andrew Topsfield, ed., Court Painting in Rajasthan (Mumbai: Marg Publications on behalf of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, 2000), p. 124, illus. p. 124 fig. 1


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