Krishna Govardhandhara, a miniature painting commissioned by Akbar (c.1590-95), and attributed to Miskin

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"Leaf from a Harivamsa Manuscript, The Legend of Hari (Krishna), Illustrated detached folio, ca. 1590-95; Mughal. Ink and colors on paper; 11 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (28.9 x 20 cm). (28.63.1). Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1928. As part of his policy of reconciliation between Muslims and Hindus, Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) had the Hindu classics translated into the Persian language of the court and illustrated by his court artists. This painting is one of the finest results of his plans. The god Krishna protects the people of Braj against the destructive rain sent by the god Indra.

A bazaar art version of the scene

Source: ebay, Aug. 2012

Krishna Govardhan-dhara, in a modern Orissan pata-chitra painting: *closeup left*; *closeup center*; *closeup right*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2001

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