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Krishna and Radha with Astrologers and Entertainers, from a Song of Govind (Gita Govinda) manuscript

ca. 1720

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

without mounting: 8 9/16 × 15 5/16 in. (21.7 × 38.9 cm)
with mounting: 14 13/16 × 21 1/8 in. (37.7 × 53.7 cm)
framed: 16 × 22 in. (40.64 × 55.88 cm)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
The woman riding a swan in the foreground is Saravasti, the goddess of literature, which suggests that the small figure bowing to the standing Krishna at the upper left is Jayadeva, the author of the Song of Govind (Gita Govinda).
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)

Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass. to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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