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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1974.109
Title
Krishna and Lakshmana at a Wrestling Match, Illustration from a Bhagavata Purana Series
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1760
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216425
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; Pahari Style, Guler School
Dimensions
22.8 x 28.6 cm (9 x 11 1/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bienstock
Accession Year
1974
Object Number
1974.109
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This painting features an outdoor wrestling ring. On the right, Krishna, the eighth avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu who is worshipped as a deity in his own right, congratulates a wrestler. On the left, his brother, Lakshmana, does the same. In front of them is a group of bloodied and unconscious wrestlers. Pahari Style, Guler School.

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