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  • Place of origin:

    Gujarat (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1625 - ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Goelet, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, an illustration to the Bhagavata Purana, the demon Putana killed by baby Krishna, lying before a group of gopis in a leafy background.

Place of Origin

Gujarat (made)


ca. 1625 - ca. 1650 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 258 mm, Width: 228 mm, Height: 218 mm image within innermost painted borders approx., Width: 187 mm image within innermost painted borders approx.

Object history note

Nominal File: MA/1/G979

Descriptive line

Painting, Bhagavata Purana, Putana killed by Krishna, opaque watercolour on paper, Gujarat, ca. 1625-1650

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

cat. no. 5
Khanna, Balraj; Krishna: The Divine Lover, South Bank Centre, London 1997, ISBN 1 85332 166 4


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Women; Demon; Deity; Leaves; Milkmaids


Paintings; Religion; Hinduism; Myths & Legends; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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