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Five Poses of Krishna Making Love, from a Bikaner Bhagavata Purana

Five Poses of Krishna Making Love, from a Bikaner Bhagavata Purana

c. 1600
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Krishna can be seen making love on a swing in the central circle.

Description

When the Hindu god Vishnu incarnated as his human avatar Krishna, he spent his youth in a cowherd village. When he reached adolescence, the milkmaids were all drawn to him. A passage in the text explains that Krishna miraculously multiplied himself so he could be with each one individually, so they could experience the bliss of divine union.
  • Paintings of Bikaner – Indian Gallery 242 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 7, 2019-April 5, 2020).
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