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Krishna returns to Nanda's house at dusk, or Sandhya Arati

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  • Description

    This study for a temple hanging of the Vallabha sect relates to the Sandhya Arati evening worship in the summer month of Shravan. At dusk young Krishna and the cowherds return from the fields with their herd (Krishna would have appeared in the vacant central area). The house of his foster-father Nanda is no village hut but a vast palace. Nanda sits above the gateway at far left, while his wife Yashoda, holding an arati lamp, waits at the door to greet Krishna.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Nathdwara (place of creation)
    late 19th century
    Material and technique
    brush drawing with colour on paper
    frame 67.7 x 136.7 cm (height x width)
    painting 50 x 121 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. 113 on p. 262, illus. pp. 263-265

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