Illustration to the Bhagavata Purana: Krishna Slays the Yaksha Sankachuda
Opaque watercolor on paper, North India, Circa 1520-1540
In the upper register within the green field the demon Sankhachuda is harassing a group of gopikas who rush to Krishna and his bother Balarama set against a read field. In the lower red register Krishna decapitates demon with his fists and then presents Shankhachuda's 'jewel' to Balarama and the overjoyed gopikas set on a green field.
image: 6 x 8 ½ in. (15 x 21.2 cm), folio: 7 x 9 1/8 in. (17 x 23 cm)
Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan Art
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