Parivati Placing a Wedding Garland on Shiva (verso)

Parivati Placing a Wedding Garland on Shiva (verso)

1800s

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Black ink, color paint and silver paint on paper

Secondary Support: 48.5 x 29.3 cm (19 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.); Painting only: 45.8 x 27.6 cm (18 1/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.129.b

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These two images are taken from popular dramas where Krishna, lover of the cowgirls (gopis), disguises himself as a boatman to ferry a demure Radha, his favorite gopi. It depicts devotion and the intensity of separated lovers. One of these paintings includes an unfinished image of a woman while the other includes an image of another woman, dressed in white with shorn hair, possibly a widow. In one image Krishna is portrayed as sporting a mustache and in both he has a Prince Albert hairstyle.

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