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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.128
People
Attributed to The Kota Master, Indian
Title
Krishna with the Gopis
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1730
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217588
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, white opaque watercolor and black chalk on paper; Rajput Style, Kota School
Dimensions
23 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1969 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1969.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.128
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The drawing shows Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu who is venerated as a god in his own right, seated near the entrance of a large wall that leads to a dense jungle. Krishna gestures to two gopis (milkmaids), who part company from him. In the foreground are two more gopis who converse near the water’s edge. A small boat is sketched in the bottom right corner. Rajput Style, Kota School.

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