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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian, Bengal
Title:Krishna Venugopala
Date Made:18th century CE
Type:Sculpture
Materials:bronze
Measurements:Overall: 7 1/8 in x 2.4375 cm x 2.25 cm; 18.1 cm x 15/16 in x 7/8 in
Accession Number:  AC 1984.27
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James Miller (Class of 1960)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
This bronze figurine is from a domestic shrine and represents a flute-playing cowherd, an aspect of Krishna. The empty eye sockets would be filled with paste as part of the ritual.

Tags:
figurines; gesture; Hinduism; music; pose

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