Mar 19, 2014

Garuda Carrying Balarama and Krishna (verso), from a Kalighat album

Garuda Carrying Balarama and Krishna (verso), from a Kalighat album

c. 1890

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Gum tempera, graphite, ink, and tin on paper

Secondary Support: 47.9 x 29.3 cm (18 7/8 x 11 9/16 in.); Painting only: 45.2 x 27.8 cm (17 13/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.134.b



Garuda, Vishnu’s vehicle, depicted here kneeling with the body of a man and head of an eagle, is shown carrying Balarama on his right shoulder and his younger brother Krishna on his left.

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