Krishna fights the serpent Kalya while four shepherd boys watch

On a sheet with text in Indian script, a river is painted almost at the bottom, which flows to the top right in a square inset; in the river swims the black snake with a broad head from which eight snake heads protrude fan-shaped; Krishna is entwined by the serpent while on the bank four naked shepherd boys look on; the background is light yellow. 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 lower right corner is partly torn; on the right an applied strip, left and right on the leaf edge two circles with writing and between the outer edge and the vertical trim also writing and red dots.

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1615 – 1640

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