Ritual Spoon with Gopala Krishna Handle
Artist/maker unknown, Indian
Krishna-seen here in his most popular form, the young cowherd lord (Gopala)-stands atop the handle of this elaborate ritual spoon. With one foot nonchalantly crossed in front of the other, he raises his hand to play his flute (now missing). Such spoons are used during Hindu worship, primarily for offering holy water to deities.
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