With twilight, the beauty and blessing of Rhada

It is almost dusk here in Philly now.

 

‘We have reached Jaipur,’ wrote a friend.  She had returned to her native city from her foreign home.

“Rhada is here. We are under her blessing now.’

 

 

 

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Rhada and Krishna Walking at Night, and detail, opaque watercolour and gold on paper; folio from the Gita Govinda, 1775-80. Punjab kingdom of Kangra or Guler.  Photos from the net.

Exhibited in Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of  North India at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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