Radha (On her own)

This is Radha, Krishna’s consort. The identification is based on the posture and matched examples.

Radha, in this pose, is meant to be offering Paan to Krishna with her right hand. Strange, she is looking at the devotee rather than her beloved while doing that.

The features to note include the deck of bangles, large circular earrings, layered necklaces, her waist belt, short lower garment and the patterns on the lower garment.

The braided hair is, possibly, the best aspect of this Vigraha. Note the little loop at the end of the braided hair. A little touch.

The rectangular platform, the alloy, the posture and the overall style suggest this Vigraha is from Gujarat or from Western India. This Vigraha is about 17 cm in height.

This Vigraha is included here more for its aesthetics than for its age. This may be dated to the early part of the twentieth century.

Now the search is on for a match, that is a matching Krishna.

Below is an example of Krishna and Radha. Photo courtesy Deep Kansara.

May be an image of 2 people

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