Opaque watercolor on paper
Overall: 22 x 33 cm (8 11/16 x 13 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonald 1971.301
On the left the scene of the picnicking herd boys shows them eating rice on banana leaves, while on the right they drive the cows home.
The painting is based on Chapter 14 of Book 10 of the Bhagavata Purana in which the god Brahma hides the cowherds and calves of Krishna. After realizing his mistake and witnessing the divine prowess of Krishna, Brahma extols Krishna and returns to his abode while Krishna and his fellow cowherds enjoy a hearty meal and then return to Braj.
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