Krishna Stealing Curds

late 1700s
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Overall: 27.7 x 19.3 cm (10 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)
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Krishna’s brother Balarama holds a snake, since he is an incarnation of Vishnu’s cosmic serpent.


As a toddler growing up in a rural cowherding community, Krishna loved to eat the dairy products his parents attempted to keep out of his reach. With bold rounded contours and modeling, the blue-skinned Krishna totters precariously on a ladder, while his irate foster mother brandishes a stick at him.
Krishna Stealing Curds

Krishna Stealing Curds

late 1700s

Southern India, Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati

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