Ornament with Krishna as a child, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1699

Ornament with Krishna as a child, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1699

ivory, h 12.2cm × w 4.2cm. More details

The popular deity is represented as a plump toddler holding a pat of butter, which he has stolen from his mother while she churned milk. Krishna grew up among cowherds and milkmaids in the woods by the River Yamuna

On display in Aziatisch Paviljoen, room 2

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