Ink and color on paper
Overall: 24.1 x 32.1 cm (9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.); with borders: 25.4 x 30.3 cm (10 x 11 15/16 in.)
Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.334
According to the text, Krishna softly plays his flute and weaves his beloved Radha's name into the melody.
Krishna makes a bed of leaves for a secret tryst, and, in the middle, he spies on his beloved Radha, in orange and gold, and her sakhi, which means "confidante" in Sanskrit. This painting illustrates a scene from a poem in which a devotee imagines being god's lover, in order to feel more viscerally the emotional fervor of devotion.
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