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  • Place of origin:

    Bangladesh (East Bengal, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in gouache on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Scroll painting, scenes from the life of Krishna. The scenes include Krishna with gopis, Krishna and Balarama appearing before worshippers, deities assembled about the court of Kansa (probably), Krishna milking, unidentified adventures, and ferrying the gopis across the river, Radha and the villagers worshipping Krishna, and the quelling of Kaliya, round dance and gopis attempting to prevent Krishna's departure to Mathua.

Place of Origin

Bangladesh (East Bengal, made)


ca. 1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in gouache on paper

Descriptive line

Scroll painting, scenes from life of Krishna, by a member of the Patua caste, gouache on paper, Bangladesh (East Bengal), ca. 1870


Gouache; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Deities; Demon; Court; River


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


South & South East Asia Collection

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