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Folio from a Bhagavata Purana: Krishna receives news from Rukmini's messenger. Orissa, circa 1800. Opaque watercolour on wasli. 24.2 x 37.2cm

This folio illustrates verses 21-40, Canto 10,Chapter 52. They tell of how Rukmini's brother will not sanction her marriage to Krishna so that she sends the brahman Sunanda with a message to Krishna explaining her plight and continued desire to be his wife. In the folio illustration we see Sunanda having arrived at the abode of Krishna, who sits on a golden throne graciously awaiting to hear the reason for this visit.

With thanks to Tarun Pant for his kindness in identifying the subject and verses

Ref: 000526

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