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Krishna's wedding
Place of Origin: India
Date: approx. 1850
Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
Dimensions: H. 11 in x W. 15 5/8 in, H. 28 cm x W. 39.7 cm
Credit Line: Gift of George Hopper Fitch
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: B87D21
On Display: No

Description

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The city of Dvaraka shone splendidly with flags, with a wonderful variety of garlands, cloths, and ornamental arches decorated with jewels, provided with auspicious arrangement at every door of pitchers full of water, incense burning and lamps. Its streets were besprinkled with the exuded perfume of elephants of the great kings invited for the marriage, and entrances beautified with tall plantain trees and areca nut trees. Hearing the episode of Krishna's carrying away Rukmini sung by the people everywhere, kings and princes who attended the marriage became extremely wonderstruck. Great was the exultation among the citizens of Dvaraka to see Krishna, the Lord, now married to Rukmini, who was none other than the goddess Lakshmi herself.
 From the Bhagavata Purana

 


On the left, Krishna (the Hindu deity Vishnu in one of his human forms) marries the princess Rukmini. Neighboring kings and princes had come for the wedding. These nobles' attendants and elephants await them on the right.

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Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery
Label:

The city of Dvaraka shone splendidly with flags, with a wonderful variety of garlands, cloths, and ornamental arches decorated with jewels, provided with auspicious arrangement at every door of pitchers full of water, incense burning and lamps. Its streets were besprinkled with the exuded perfume of elephants of the great kings invited for the marriage, and entrances beautified with tall plantain trees and areca nut trees. Hearing the episode of Krishna's carrying away Rukmini sung by the people everywhere, kings and princes who attended the marriage became extremely wonderstruck. Great was the exultation among the citizens of Dvaraka to see Krishna, the Lord, now married to Rukmini, who was none other than the goddess Lakshmi herself.
 From the Bhagavata Purana

 


On the left, Krishna (the Hindu deity Vishnu in one of his human forms) marries the princess Rukmini. Neighboring kings and princes had come for the wedding. These nobles' attendants and elephants await them on the right.
Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery