25 April 1997
Illustration from a Rasamanjari of Bhanudatta?
Basohli or Mankot, circa 1720 AD
Gouache heightened with silver on paper, a lady standing before Krishna in a turreted pavilion, two gopas standing outside against a vivid yellow ground, slight flaking and oxidisation, miniature trimmed around border
Miniature 5¾ x 8¼in. (14.5 x 21 cm.)
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It is likely that this miniature depicts Krishna with Radha's confidante, with two cowherds standing outside. For other examples of the Mankot style in this format (Archer, M.: Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, London, 1973).
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