Parivati Placing a Wedding Garland on Shiva (verso)

Parivati Placing a Wedding Garland on Shiva (verso)


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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



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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