A Pichhavai of Peacocks India, Rajasthan, 19th Century Brightly painted with cavorting peahens and peacocks, six with plumes unfurled in a garden setting with flowering and fruit bearing trees and scampering monkeys, a lotus pond below with swimming fish, and with flying deities above in chariots driven by geese and mythical creatures, bordered by peacocks and floral sprays on an orange ground 109½ x 103½ in. (278 x 263 cm.)
ca. 1760. Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion. Lightning symbolizes sexual excitement. The garden of ripe mangoes and flowering shrubs symbolically foreshadow the result of Krishna and Radha's union. The sexual joining is an allegory of the unification of a mortal with the eternal oneness via devotion to a divinity. Pahari, India.