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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian
Title:Krishna and the Cowgirls
Date Made:1719
Type:Drawing
Materials:color and gold on paper
Place Made:India; Rajasthan; Mewar
Measurements:sheet: 9 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in; 24.765 cm x 21.59 cm; image: 8 5/8 in x 7 3/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 18.7325 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, dated 1719
Accession Number:  SC 2007:4-3
Credit Line:Bequest of John Kenneth Galbraith
2007_4_3.jpg

Description:
red painted frame around thinner deep yellow frame with text at top around landscape with trees forming arches over two platforms, Krishna at lower left and again at upper center with a cowgirl, two other cowgirls at right watch them and three other cowgirls sit on a third platform at lower right near dark water flowing across bottom of scene

Label Text:
These are scenes from the "Sat Saiya" series. Krishna makes love with a cowgirl while other Gopis hopefully wait their turn.

Keywords/Tags:
landscape; vegetation; architecture; woman; man; costume; religion; Buddhism

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