Krishna fights the serpent Kaliya

On a sheet with text in Indian script, a river is painted between the text, which flows to the top right in a square inset; in the river swims the black serpent with a broad head from which, fan-shaped, protrude eight serpent heads; on the bank two figures, one of which dives from a tree branch on the snake to kill it and the second remains on the branch, both figures are blue; a number of fish in the river, the tree on the bank stands against a dark red background. The text is in black with some orange letters, numbers and words, at the bottom a piece in dark red; the whole is trimmed vertically with a narrow red trim in double framing lines and rectangular trimmed in green, yellow and orange watercolor by hand; leaf edge on the left is torn and the top left corner is partly torn off; a strip has been added to the right.

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1614 – 1640

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