Woven silk textile by Indian

Made in Assam to cover holy books.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Silk
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £7,295)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
Diane Daniel

Depicts episodes from the life of Krishna. Portrays Krishna defeating the demons Bakasura and Aghasura (or Kaliya) who are in the forms of a giant bird and serpent. There are also 3 lines of script.

Provenance

Bought by vendor from an English collection

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

Entry details

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