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Saturday, August 24, 2019


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, USA
Dec 22, 2018 To Jul 21, 2019


Detail: Focusing on early painting styles that emerged in the regional courts of the Punjab hills of North India during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this exhibition examines innovative ways of depicting the Hindu gods. By juxtaposing devotional images with emotionally charged narrative moments, the paintings provided fresh means for royal patrons to forge a personal connection to the divine through devotion (bhakti). Highlights include an early nineteenth-century temple banner that has never been shown publicly.

Phone No.: 212-535-7710
Site URL: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/seeing-the-divine

Krishna Dances in the Raslila with the Gopis (Female Cowherds)
Krishna Dances in the Raslila with the Gopis (Female Cowherds)
India, Punjab Hills, kingdom of Basohli
ca. 1750
H. 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Promised Gift of Steven Kossak, The Kronos Collections

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