Attributed to India / Illustrated detached folio / ca. 1590-95Attributed to India
Illustrated detached folio
ca. 1590-95

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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Asian; Indian Sub-Continent; Indian
Creator Dates/Places: India
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to India
Title: Illustrated detached folio
Title Type: Object name
Title: Leaf from a Harivamsa Manuscript, The Legend of Hari (Krishna)
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1590
Creation End Date: 1595
Creation Date: ca. 1590-95
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Codex
Materials and Techniques: Ink and colors on paper
Dimensions: 11 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (28.9 x 20 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 28.63.1
Credit Line: Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1928

As part of his policy of reconciliation between Muslims and Hindus, Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) had the Hindu classics translated into the Persian language of the court and illustrated by his court artists. This painting is one of the finest results of his plans. The god Krishna protects the people of Braj against the destructive rain sent by the god Indra.

AMICA ID: MMA_.28.63.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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