Krishna Playing with the Gopis in the Yamuna

Krishna Playing with the Gopis in the Yamuna

c. 1770

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Page: 24.8 x 17.8 cm (9 3/4 x 7 in.); Image: 23.5 x 16.6 cm (9 1/4 x 6 9/16 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.118

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Krishna has his hair rolled into a bun.

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On a bright sunny day, Krishna indulges in water sports with gopis in the river Yamuna. Two gopis can be seen swimming in the swirling water while Krishna exchanges splashes with the third one. The gopis have neatly stacked their clothes on a nearby tree and Krishna’s crown and scarf rest by the bank.

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