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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 722

    Krishna and Balarama with Cowherders

    INDIA, BASOHLI, CIRCA 1720

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    Krishna and Balarama with Cowherders
    India, Basohli, circa 1720
    Krishna, depicted with blue skin and a lotus, seated on his father's shoulders who holds his brother's hand, both carrying staffs and looking on a herd of cattle at left, the standing figures wearing emerald necklaces rendered with beetle wings
    Opaque and transparent pigments, gold and beetle wing on wasli
    5½ x 7¾ in. (14 x 19.7 cm.)


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