figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Elaborately carved sandalwood figure of Krishna leaning against the side of an cow and playing a flute. The cow is licking the bottom of Krishna's right foot. Behind the figure of Krishna and twined around a vertical support is the body of a cobra, whose five conjoined heads emerge above a parasol above his head. The figure stands on an integral decorated plinth.

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