Krishna kills serpent demon Aghasura

Depiction of a large snake in red framed lines in a bright yellow hilly landscape in which very small people and cows lie; in the wide open mouth of the serpent stands Krishna and two more figures lie; in the background against a cloudy sky two boats with gods scattering flowers, in the foreground a river with lotus flowers. The scene is framed horizontally by two red framing lines and vertically by 2 x 2 red framing lines that extend to the leaf edge and on the back; below the performance a line of text in Indian script.

Watercolour and gold on paper


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1700 – 1799

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