Jul 19, 2012
Jul 19, 2012

Pendant: Krishna as Shri Nathji

Pendant: Krishna as Shri Nathji

c. 1800–1830

Champlevé enamel

Overall: 5.2 x 3.9 cm (2 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1946.257



Diminutive images of Krishna as Shri Nathji were worn by devotees, sometimes secretly in times of persecution. Even in the tiny composition, Krishna’s raised left hand can be seen clearly, referencing his miraculous lifting of Mount Govardhan. In his right arm he holds his herdsman’s staff. Two priests offer lamps in his honor.

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Indian Art
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