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Krishna and Balarama Take a Meal of Rice Boiled in Milk
Page from a dispersed series of the Bhagavata Purana (10:42)

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Geography:
Made in Himachal Pradesh, India, Asia
or made in Basohli, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Asia

Date:
c. 1760-1765

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Dimensions:
Image: 9 1/2 × 13 5/16 inches (24.1 × 33.8 cm) Sheet: 11 3/4 × 15 7/8 inches (29.8 × 40.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1994-148-485

Credit Line:
Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994

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Label:
On reaching Mathura, the blue-skinned god Krishna and Balarama take a casual stroll to see the arena where the tournament will be held. There, however, Krishna accidentally breaks King Kansa's great sacrificial bow and the brothers destroy an army of demon guards, earning them instant renown. Deciding it is best to await the tournament outside the city walls, Krishna, Balarama, and the cowherds pitch their tents, eat a quiet meal of sweet rice, and comfortably fall asleep.