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Lord Krishna, with Palms Together

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India Anonymous,
Lord Krishna, with Palms Together, c. 1800
Brass
2 1/2 in. x 1 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. (6.35 cm x 3.18 cm x 1.91 cm)


Object Type: Statuary
Technique: Cast
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Vladimar S. Aronovici
Accession Number: 95.3.6


Marks
There is a piece of fabric adhered to the base which reads "13."

Medium
Cast brass.

Object Description
Statue of Lord Krishna with palms together in prayerful attitude. The figure has wings which extend off his arms, and long earlobes that curve away from his head. There is a design engraved into the metal on the figure's thighs, knees, wrists, breasts, and upper arms, which resembles scarification marks. Krishna wears stupa headgear, and is standing on a raised dais. A large protrusion of metal is found on the back of the figure's head.

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