Skip to Main Content

Fertility Worship of Krishna

c. 1720–25
Page: 29.2 x 21.6 cm (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.); Image: 23.6 x 16.6 cm (9 5/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
You can copy, modify, and distribute this work, all without asking permission. Learn more about CMA's Open Access Initiative.
Location: not on view

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

Krishna is holding a rattle in his right hand.


The painting shows Krishna being worshipped under a pipal tree by a group of Shaivite devotees, recognized by the horizontal marks on their foreheads. Krishna is clad in a yellow Mughal jama, or belted Central Asian tunic, instead of the wrapped Indian lower garment (dhoti) traditionally associated with Krishna. The tree has been decorated with garlands and scarves to attract auspicious and divine benevolence.
Fertility Worship of Krishna

Fertility Worship of Krishna

c. 1720–25

India, Himachal Pradesh, Mandi

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.