A Woman and a Child (Yashoda and Krishna), anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1820

A Woman and a Child (Yashoda and Krishna), anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1820

bodycolour, with pen and black ink and gold, h 243mm × w 155mm More details

The female figure holds her hands above her head, recalling the pose of longing. The small boy next to her raises his hands in order to be lifted up. This composition occurs frequently in Mewari painting from the 15th century onwards. The boy’s blue-grey skin denotes him as Krishna. This portrayal allows the viewer to perceive the Hindu god as an endearing child deserving of unconditional love.

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