Inventory no.: 183

Krishna Bronze, India, 16th-17th century

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Krishna

India

16-17th century

height: 11 cm

This image of Krishna is perhaps the finest cast bronze currently in stock. The image stands with his left foot on a multi-tiered lotus pedestal, his right foot is poised to dance and balanced on a lotus flower, his left arm is raised in gaja mudra, and his right hand holds a butterball (after having raided his mother’s larder). All the while, Krishna maintains a serene smiling expression.

The image’s body is plump and naked except for copious and elaborate finely cast jewellery which includes bracelets, armlets, anklets, a waist band, and earrings. Krishna wears a tiered hair ornament. He also wears a girdle of finely cast bells.

This superbly cast piece has soft contours from time and

puja use, and a chocolate-brown patina commensurate with its age. Overall, a very tactile, expertly cast bronze of museum quality.

Inventory no.: 183

SOLD