Lot n° 90
300 - 500
Result with fees
: 1 014EUR
Miniature Indienne extraite d’un Gîta-govinda : La ronde de Krishna et les Gopas
India, Rajasthan, probably Bundi, ca. 1830-1840
Gouache and gold on paper, depicting Krishna in a tree dancing in the round with six herdsmen, gopas, four of whom are in the tree with him.
Page size: 24 x 17 cm; painting size: 20.5 x 14 cm
The Gita-Govinda ("Song of the Cowherd") is one of the most famous lyrical poems in Sanskrit literature, written by Jayadeva in the 12th century, which celebrates the love affair of the cowherd Krishna and Radha, one of the gopis (cowherds) with whom he falls in love. In this episode, Krishna dances with the gopas (cowherds). The "rasa-lila" is a dance in the traditional story of Krishna where he is dancing with the gopis, or gopas, attracted by the sound of his flute.
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