Krishna and Radha Avoid Embarrassment: Mottaita Bhava, from a Rasikapriya

c. 1640
21.5 x 17.2 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
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Double-sided leaves are rare among painted Rasikapriya sets.

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The double-sided leaf is based on the theme of embarrassing situations avoided by trickery. Both sides are presented with the same composition and color palette, indicating the unity of emotion felt by the hero and the heroine. The paintings in concert with the verses explore a complex emotion experienced by lovers, its causes, and how it causes the lovers to react.
Krishna and Radha Avoid Embarrassment: Mottaita Bhava, from a Rasikapriya

Krishna and Radha Avoid Embarrassment: Mottaita Bhava, from a Rasikapriya

c. 1640

Central India, Madhya Pradesh, Malwa

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