Mar 17, 2014

Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River (recto); Parivati Placing a Wedding Garland on Shiva (verso)

Krishna Ferrying Radha Across the Yamuna River (recto); Parivati Placing a Wedding Garland on Shiva (verso)

c. 1890

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Watercolor, graphite, ink, and tin on paper

Secondary Support: 48.5 x 29.3 cm (19 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.129

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Krishna has a Prince Albert hairstyle.

Description

This image is taken from popular dramas where Krishna, lover of the cowgirls (gopis), disguises himself as a boatman to ferry a demure Radha, his favorite gopi. It depicts devotion and the intensity of separated lovers.

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