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AN IMPRESSIVE ICON OF THE CHILD KRISHNA
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AN IMPRESSIVE ICON OF THE CHILD KRISHNA

TANJORE, SOUTH INDIA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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AN IMPRESSIVE ICON OF THE CHILD KRISHNA
TANJORE, SOUTH INDIA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Opaque pigments, gold leaf and sukka (limestone paste) on cloth stretched over wood, the light-skinned god seated on a low backless throne-chair, holding a flower bud in one hand, a parrot perched on his other hand, a pale yellow female deity before him, surrounded with attendants, musicians at his feet, the surface with shimmering, gilded relief punctuated with sequins, the scene enshrined in a curtained alcove, in original thick wood frame, minor flaking, otherwise in very good condition
39½ x 29 5/8in. (101 x 75.5cm.) without frame

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