• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 857

    A painting of Krishna dancing on the snake king

    INDIA, KANGRA, 1790-1800

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    A painting of Krishna dancing on the snake king
    India, Kangra, 1790-1800
    The blue-skinned god dancing on the multi-headed king of snakes, Kaliya, wearing a gold dhoti and scarf and holding his bejewelled flute aloft, backed by a swirling ocean, with golden floral spandrels in the corners, all surrounded by a floral light blue border and pink speckled paper
    Opaque watercolor and gold on wasli
    7 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (18 x 13 cm.), painting
    9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (23.8 x 18.8 cm.), folio


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