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A scene from the Mahabharata. Krishna (the figure in dark blue) sits enthroned, while holding a military council, encamped near the field of battle. The painting dates from the late 19th century, probably from the art schools of Jaipur, India, and adapts a composition from the dispersed late 16th century 'Jaipur' Razmnamah manuscript (in the Jaipur royal collection, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and British Library), an illustrated Persian translation from the original Sanskrit (version by Naqib Khan) created at the court of the third Mogul Emperor, Akbar I (d. 1605).

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Krisha encamped near the field of battle
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object name (Horniman Ethno.):  painting (art)
display title:  Krisha encamped near the field of battle
display title:  Krishan encamped near the field of battle

India; Asia
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Date made
late 19th century
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date made:  late 19th century 

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wood; paint
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material: paint (overall)
material: wood (overall)
overall: 380 mm x 275 mm
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overall: 380 mm x 275 mm

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material: paint
object name (Horniman Ethno.): paintings (art)
material: wood

Record created 2005-06-06 by EHERDMAN
Record last updated 2013-10-03 by RSHEPHERD