ritual & belief: representations; crook (domestication of animals)

Stick or crook for a Krishna figure, made of twisted copper alloy with a hooked end.

Normally used in conjunction with figures of the dancing Krishna and a reminder of his identity as a cowherd boy. This would be bought by devotees to both adorn and serve their Krishna deity at home.

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