India, Rajasthan, Kota, 18th Century / Krishna and the Gopis Gather for Rasamandala / c. 1720-1730India, Rajasthan, Kota, 18th Century
Krishna and the Gopis Gather for Rasamandala
c. 1720-1730

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Indian Sub-Continent; Indian; Rajasthan
Creator Active Place: Kota
Creator Name-CRT: India, Rajasthan, Kota, 18th Century
Title: Krishna and the Gopis Gather for Rasamandala
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1715
Creation End Date: 1735
Creation Date: c. 1720-1730
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: Color on paper
Dimensions: Image: 41.5cm x 28.5cm, Overall: 50cm x 32.5cm
Inscriptions: Inscription at top in Sanskrit (damaged): "Moved by the coming of the Lord, the gopis went up to him and were overcome by the sight of Krishna, who was shining with moonlike splendor; then the Lord, who was a (love) thief, wearing yellow garments, smiled slightly with his lotuslike mouth. Radha said to her sakhi, 'He is certainly the God of Love."' At the bottom in Hindi: "On the banks of the Jumna, the gopis are expressing their grief and sorrow as Krishna tells them he is leaving them."1 (Translation by J. Losty; although the Sanskrit verse is clearly from a Krishna text like the Gita Govinda, the source has not been identified.)
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1960.45
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Provenance: Heeramaneck
AMICA ID: CMA_.1960.45
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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