Krishna Fluting in Vrindavan
1100-1150
India: Karnataka
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The monumentality and deep carving of this piece make it one of the finest examples of the ornate style that developed during the Hoysala Dynasty (early 12th to mid-14th century). Krishna spent his early life fluting in the bucolic groves at Brindavan while tending to the animals and the young ladies. Adorned with gems and jewels, he is accompanied by his wives, other musicians, and admiring sages.

Details

  • Title: Krishna Fluting in Vrindavan
  • Date: 1100-1150
  • Medium: Schist
  • Dimensions: overall: 63 x 26 x 12-1/2 in. (160.0 x 66.0 x 31.8 cm)
  • Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
  • Accession Number: F.1972.11.3.S
  • Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation

Object Information

Newman, Richard, The Stone Sculpture of India: A Study of the Materials Used by Indian Sculptors from circa Second Century B. C. to the Sixteenth Century, p. 27
Dehejia, Vidya, Asian Art: Selections from the Norton Simon Museum, fig. 3 pp. 36-37
Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 1: Art from the Indian Subcontinent, no. 217 pp. 294-295
McArthur, Meher, The Arts of Asia: A Guide to the Materials, Techniques and Styles, p. 231
Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, cat. 780 p. 338
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