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To Krishna’s side is a cow and a snake winds up his leg. Two cow herders flank Krishna.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eSeveral bands of villagers, gopis and animals are rejoicing around Krishna, after he tamed Kaliyah, the water snake demon, who had been poisoning their river.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eGopi were a group of female cow herders who were unconditionally devoted to Krishna and are seen in many paintings worshiping Krishna. Here, they are seen in celebration, circling Krishna in a band with crossed sticks and flanked by bulls.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe snake wrapped around Krishna’s leg (as depicted in the central medallion) is Kaliyah, a multi hooded poisonous snake. He had polluted the pristine river Yamuna of Vrindawan and terrorised the people.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eKrishna fought Kaliyah and danced on his 110 heads in order to pacify him. This scene is often depicted in Hindu paintings and statues. The wives of Kaliya emerged from the water and pleaded with Krishna to absolve Kaliya of his sins. Kaliya apologised to Krishna and promised to restore the purity of the Yamuna by retreating from the place.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eThe people and animals of Vrindawan, freed from the dread of Kaliya, rejoiced and danced. The circle outside the medallion shows animals of all kinds, some ridden by men, after they are relieved of Kaliya’s threat and free to roam. The larger circle depicts the dance of the Gopis around Krishna, bulls flanking each figure. The figures are radiating around the central Krishna creating a sense of movement.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eIn the central medallion, the snake at Krishna’s feet is the defeated Kaliya. The salver delineates the exultation of the people after the defeat of the demon snake. Krishna, a cow herder, charioteer and statesman in the mortal world sense, was the deity Vishnu’s avatar. He delivered people from evil and established peace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eSources: BBC. London: British Broadcasting Company, 2011. s.v. “Krishna Janmashtami.”\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eEncyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2010. s.v. “Krishna.”\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eWoodward, Kenneth L.. The book of miracles: the meaning of the miracle stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam. New York: Simon \u0026amp; Schuster, 2000.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eProvenance: UK\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eWeight: 1771 grams, Diameter: 45 cms\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: justify;\"\u003eItem: #106\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Antique Indian Silver Tray, Large Size, Kutch, India – Circa 1880

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This large silver tray, of circular form, is ornamented with chased and repousse depictions of villagers rejoicing around Krishna, on a ground of scrolling foliate.

The tray stands on four zoomorphic feet, the rim pierced and cast.

The central medallion shows Krishna dressed in fine robes and wearing his peacock plume crown. To Krishna’s side is a cow and a snake winds up his leg. Two cow herders flank Krishna.

Several bands of villagers, gopis and animals are rejoicing around Krishna, after he tamed Kaliyah, the water snake demon, who had been poisoning their river.

Gopi were a group of female cow herders who were unconditionally devoted to Krishna and are seen in many paintings worshiping Krishna. Here, they are seen in celebration, circling Krishna in a band with crossed sticks and flanked by bulls.

The snake wrapped around Krishna’s leg (as depicted in the central medallion) is Kaliyah, a multi hooded poisonous snake. He had polluted the pristine river Yamuna of Vrindawan and terrorised the people.

Krishna fought Kaliyah and danced on his 110 heads in order to pacify him. This scene is often depicted in Hindu paintings and statues. The wives of Kaliya emerged from the water and pleaded with Krishna to absolve Kaliya of his sins. Kaliya apologised to Krishna and promised to restore the purity of the Yamuna by retreating from the place.

The people and animals of Vrindawan, freed from the dread of Kaliya, rejoiced and danced. The circle outside the medallion shows animals of all kinds, some ridden by men, after they are relieved of Kaliya’s threat and free to roam. The larger circle depicts the dance of the Gopis around Krishna, bulls flanking each figure. The figures are radiating around the central Krishna creating a sense of movement.

In the central medallion, the snake at Krishna’s feet is the defeated Kaliya. The salver delineates the exultation of the people after the defeat of the demon snake. Krishna, a cow herder, charioteer and statesman in the mortal world sense, was the deity Vishnu’s avatar. He delivered people from evil and established peace.

Sources: BBC. London: British Broadcasting Company, 2011. s.v. “Krishna Janmashtami.”
Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2010. s.v. “Krishna.”
Woodward, Kenneth L.. The book of miracles: the meaning of the miracle stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Provenance: UK

Weight: 1771 grams, Diameter: 45 cms

Item: #106

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