Radha and Krishna Entwined
India, state of West Bengal, 20th century. Bronze. Lent by Leo S. Figiel, M.D.

This folk style image of Radha and Krishna indicates the extent to which their legend with its easy charm and immediate appeal, has spread through various levels of society in India. The image of Radha entwining herself around Krishna is a charming piece that captures the charismatic quality of their love. While Krishna plays upon his flute (now missing), Radha creeps up behind him and presses herself against him. She envelops him in embrace, wrapping one leg around him and drawing him close with both arms. This exquisitely modeled twosome is an arresting presentation of Radha's utterly rapturous love for Krishna.

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