134
134
North India, Rajasthan, Kangra
ILLUSTRATION TO THE BHAGAVATA PURANA: KRISHNA SLAYING AGHASURA
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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134
North India, Rajasthan, Kangra
ILLUSTRATION TO THE BHAGAVATA PURANA: KRISHNA SLAYING AGHASURA
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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North India, Rajasthan, Kangra
ILLUSTRATION TO THE BHAGAVATA PURANA: KRISHNA SLAYING AGHASURA
opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, framed
23.5 by 33.5cm., 9 1/4 by 13 3/16 in.
19th century
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Catalogue Note

This scene depicts an episode from the Bhagavata Purana when Krishna and his cowherds were swallowed by Aghasura the python demon. Krishna expanded himself choking the demon and freeing the cowherds. Once saved Krishna lead his cowherds to the riverbank where they shared a meal of rice and curds.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London