Double-Sided Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series
Opaque watercolor on paper
sheet: 8 x 15 1/8 in. (20.3 x 38.4 cm)
image: 7 x 13 1/8 in. (17.8 x 33.3 cm)
In Braj, in red pigment in Devanagari script:
Recto, above: When Krishna and Balarama were seated, Narada came and told them: "Your grandson has reached inside Shonitapura of Banasura, where a battle is taking place." After hearing this, Krishna and Baladeva sat in their chariot and marched to that place. (Trans. S. P. Tewari)
Verso: After Banasura, Mahadev [Shiva] came mounted on Nandi, Swami Karttikeya came mounted on his peacock. Of the trio, Krishna and Balarama are ahead of Aniruddha. The battle is going on.
In the margins. In light blue circles, left and right: Section [of Tenth Book], folio 34. (Trans. E. F. Bryant)
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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes
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