Title Holi
Accession Number R.262
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Decorative Arts
Main Material Gouche on Ivory
Country India
Provenance Delhi
Origin Place Delhi
Period / Year of Work C.1800 CE
Dimensions L.10cms, B.6.2cms
Brief Description The painting represents the spring festival being enjoyed by Krishna and his cowherd companions with Gopis (milk maids) of Vraja. Krishna and Radha are the central attraction spraying colour on each other. Some are engaged in rubbing the colour powder or gulal on faces. The gaiety and festivity of the occasion is further enhanced by music and songs as several persons carry the musical instruments with them. The back ground shows trees and the blue sky.