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Temple hanging (pechhavai) of Krishna and Gopis

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Temple hanging with design of the god Krishna standing under a tree, playing a flute, a cow nuzzling his foot. He is attended by four Gopis holding fly whisks. Two more trees flank the scene and a shower of flowers fills the sky. A row of diminutive cows and two cowherders appear in a...

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By 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1966)

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Gift of John Goelet

Indian (probably Deccan), late 18th century

Object Place

Deccan, India


165.1 x 175.26 cm (65 x 69 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave painted with opaque watercolors and gold on cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts