King Kamsa and Akrura

King Kamsa and Akrura

King Kamsa is sitting on the left on a tabouret with Akrura, a third figure is sitting with his face to the pair, on a smaller tabouret on the right is another pair, between the two tabourets (stools) is the same man as the sitting figure at Kamsa, but now his face is turned in the opposite direction and he runs away from the pair with his left hand raised. Above the figures is an inscription in ancient Indian script in black ink.

Details

  • Title : King Kamsa and Akrura
  • Year : 1820 - 1849
  • Classification : Drawings
  • Medium : Paper / Brush in colours, black and gold
  • Dimension : top: h 185 mm × w 297 mm
  • Accession No : Item number: RP-T-1993-367
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL
  • Museum : Rijksmuseum
  • Credit Line : Gift from Mr P. Formijne, Amsterdam
  • Acquisition Method : 1993 donation