India / The Gopies Seek Krishna in the Forest / c.  1525India
The Gopies Seek Krishna in the Forest
c. 1525

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Creator Nationality: India, Northern, Uttar Pradesh
Creator Name-CRT: India
Title: The Gopies Seek Krishna in the Forest
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1515
Creation End Date: 1535
Creation Date: c. 1525
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: opaque watercolors on paper
Dimensions: H.7 x W.9-1/4 in. (sheet)
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 95.4.1
Credit Line: The Katherine Kittredge McMillan Memorial Fund
Context: This folio from the Bhagavata Purana (The Ancient Story of the Blessed One) is significant because its early date places it among the few surviving pre-Mughal examples of Indian painting made for Hindu patronage. The series it comes from is among the earlieSTTo establish the existence of a pre-Mughal style other than Jain. Combining indigenous Indian styles with variations on earlier foreign traditions, it is characterized by bold colors, vigorous movement, and inventive compositions that convey energy and excitement.This episode shows the gopies, the cowherd wives of Krishna, searching desperately for their lord. Divided into two horizontal registers, they ask the trees and plants in the forest where their divine lover is.
AMICA ID: MIA_.95.4.1
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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