A Mughal miniature version, c.1590-95

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LOTDETAIL.ASP?sid=&intObjectID=4572675&SE=CMWCAT03+104235+%2D1631111028+&QR=M+1+0+Aqc0000900+91044++Aqc0000900+&entry=india&SU=1&SN=7074&RQ=True&AN=1
(downloaded Sept. 2005)

"KRISHNA DANCING ON THE HEAD OF KALIYA. Imperial Mughal School, India, circa 1590-1595. An illustration from the Harivamsa, gouache with silver on paper, the figure of Krishna in yellow robes holding a flute to his mouth and dancing on the head of the serpent Kaliya, while Balarama and an amazed crowd watch from the riverbank, with two cattle and cityscape in the distance, the silver of the river and of Kaliya oxidised, the reverse with lines of elegant black nasta'liq text within gold clouds, gold, blue and black ruled margins, very slight flaking in places, small tear. Miniature 7¾ x 12¾in. (29 x 32.2cm.)."

A bazaar art view, c.1950's?

Source: ebay, Sept. 2007

Another bazaar art view

Source: ebay, Feb. 2013

Another bazaar art example, c.1970's

Source: ebay, June 2012

Krishna subduing Kaliya by dancing on his head, while his wives beg for mercy; a modern Madhubani painting.

Source: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/paintings/DB78
(downloaded July 2001)

Krishna subduing Kaliya, another Madhubani version

Source: http://www.shalincraft-india.com/madh2.html
(downloaded Nov. 2000)

Kaliya-daman, a Madhubani painting by Smt. Pushpa Kumari

Source: http://www.shalincraft.com/pushpa4.html
(downloaded July 2001)

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