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Gita Govinda: Krishna awaiting Radha

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Inscription in front top: "He is making a bed of banana leaves and decorating it with flowers that attract the humming bees. He keeps looking at the path in anticipation of your arrival." -- Krishna Prepares for Love.


Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1932.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Indian, Rajasthani, Probably 1629

  • Attributed to Sahibdin, Indian, active about 1620–55
Object Place

Mewar, Rajasthan, Norhtern India


Overall: 26.3 x 18.6cm (10 3/8 x 7 5/16in.) Framed: 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (47.6 x 37.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper




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