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Untitled (Nanda and Yasoda)

19th Century

Unknown Artist (Company School)

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Untitled (Nanda and Yasoda)


19th Century


Watercolour painting on paper of Nanda and Yasoda, the foster parents of Kṛṣṇa. Both Nanda and Yasoda are shown standing. Nanda has blue skin and wears a red dhoti and a golden shawl over his shoulder. He has wooden sandals on his feet. He wears a red turban on his head and jewellery. He holds a walking stick in his right hand and a pot in his left hand. To his left is Yasoda who is turning a butter churner perhaps in reference to their profession as cow-herders. She wears a dark blue skirt under a golden transparent shawl. She is not wearing a blouse. She wears jewellery at her arms, neck, wrist and ankles. The painting is surrounded by a thick black line.
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