Venugopala, four armed Krishna playing the flute

This monochromatic painting shows Krishna being accompanied by an elongated cow licking his foot in adoration.The flute just like the cow and the figure of Krishna is also elongated thus making the painting unusually pleasing and visually arresting.

Indigenous Name
Tanjore painting
Artist Name
Vijananagara
Date/Period
Late 18th century
Region
Andhra or Karnataka, India
Dimension
Image size: H 15.7x W 14.2
Accession No.
1996-00498
Material
Paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Paintings