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Asian Art

Krishna Takes His First Steps, from an Ocean of Poems (Sursagar) manuscript

ca. 1700

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

without mounting: 11 1/4 × 8 1/16 in. (28.6 × 20.4 cm)
with mounting: 17 3/8 × 13 5/8 in. (44.2 × 34.6 cm)
framed: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
2001.138.28
Geography: 
India
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

John Stratton Hawley, Sur Das: Poet, Singer, Saint (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984), 34.

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