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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.)
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Krishna is holding a rattle in his right hand.

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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

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