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Title Krishna
Accession Number R.9632/S.56
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Decorative Art
Main Material Stone
Country India
Provenance Burdhman
Origin Place Burdhman
Period / Year of Work 18th century CE
Dimensions H.37.5cm, Diam.13.5cm
Brief Description Krishna is playing flute for Radha. Here the flute is missing, but the facial appearance is he is blowing the flute. When he played his flute, Gopis and all animals were so charmed that they enthralled by the melody. This is acquired from the Indo-colonial Exhibition in 1886. The Radha-Krishna theme has also inspired many artists who have in their works shows effectively the height of their love both through separation and re-union. The women of Vraja passed the tire in recollecting the glories of Krishna. During the 16th century the Krishna cult swept almost whole India due to the preaching of Chaitayana, Vallava Chariya, Mirabai and many other saints. Krishna became the centre and pioneer of the Bhakti movement which implemented the reflective influence on the religious history of India. The early life of Sri Krishna is described mainly in the Puranas, Harivamsa and the Mahabharata etc.