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A Krishna shrine

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  • Description

    In this unusual coloured drawing, a priest and acolyte named Baliram and Jangu stand on either side of a towering Krishna shrine. High above, the main icon of Krishna is entirely covered by flower garlands suspended from the neck of a magnificent peacock, an emblem of the god.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndianorth-west IndiaPunjab HillsHimachal Pradesh Chamba (place of creation)
    c. 1740
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    frame 73.6 x 55.4 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 61 x 43.5 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 68 on p. 160, p. 19, illus. p. 161

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