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Nanda and the Elders in Council with the Cowherds, from a Bhagavata Purana

c. 1690–1700
Page: 30 x 38 cm (11 13/16 x 14 15/16 in.); Miniature: 22.5 x 31.1 cm (8 7/8 x 12 1/4 in.)
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Each of the cowherd boys wears a different color hood.

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The glowing hues and exquisite treatment of the figures and vegetation transport the viewer to the mythic realm of the Hindu god Krishna. Nanda, the lead elder of the cowherder village, sits amid the village council, larger than the others. After witnessing the divine and superhuman activities of Krishna, the cowherders approached Nanda and asked him for an explanation.
Nanda and the Elders in Council with the Cowherds, from a Bhagavata Purana

Nanda and the Elders in Council with the Cowherds, from a Bhagavata Purana

c. 1690–1700

Northwestern India, Rajasthan, Rajput Kingdom of Bikaner

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