Gum tempera, ink, and gold on paper
Page: 20.6 x 17.8 cm (8 1/8 x 7 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.126
Life and Exploits of Krishna in Indian Paintings (Indian art rotation)
The boys are shown in subtly different sizes to convey their movement through space.
Krishna and seven cowherds (gopas) playfully jump into a river, depicted as a wavy tricolor band that divides the composition diagonally in half. Krishna and four others are already airborne, while three get ready to jump. Radha and her friends witness this feat in amusement from a marble platform. The milkmaids are fully dressed, while Krishna and the cowherds are wearing kaupina loincloths.
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