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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.160
People
Attributed to Manaku of Guler, Indian (c. 1700 - c. 1760)
Attributed to Unknown Artist
Title
Krishna and the Cow Herders Return at Cow-dust, Illustration from a Bhagavata Purana Series
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
late 18th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216416
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Pahari Style, Kangra School
Dimensions
27.4 x 38.2 cm (10 13/16 x 15 1/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gifts for Special Uses Fund
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.160
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
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Descriptions
Description
In this painting, Krishna, the eighth avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu who is worshipped as a deity in his own right, returns to the village with his fellow cow herders and their cows in the late afternoon, known as cow-dust time. Pahari Style, Kangra School.
Exhibition History

Out of the Hills: Miniature Painting from Himalayan India, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/26/1984 - 07/08/1984

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