This statue of the Hindu god Krishna, shows him playing his ever-present flute while leaning against a calf. This is Krishna as a child, playing and cavorting with the cows and gopis, or cowherdresses. He charmed all the milkmaids with his flute, and was known for his playfulness and endless practical jokes. This came to symbolize lila, or divine play.
Krishna, as the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, is also worshipped in another role. Krishna is also the mature councilor of Arjuna on the battlefield in the Bhagavad Gita, reminding him he can not escape his dharma.
Large: 4.5"(11.5cm) / 8 oz