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Figure of the Hindu God Krishna as Rajamannar

Asian Art

MEDIUM Copper alloy
DATES 17th-18th century
DIMENSIONS height: 8 1/4 in. (21.0 cm)
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
PROVENANCE Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing male deity with one arm raised and bent at the elbow. The figure stands in a strong contraposto. This posture is associated with South Indian depictions of the Hindu god Krishna in the form of Rajamannar. Images of the god in this form appear with separate images of the god's two queens, Rukmini and Satyabhama. The term Rajamannar means "resembling a king."
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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