The above narrative describes a famous episode from the annals of Indian
mythology. The little one is of course the beloved god Krishna, most
popularly celebrated as a child deity. The lady in question is Putana, an
ogress who had been assigned the job of killing him.
Over a decorated carpet can be seen the two figures, the baby joyously
suckling away at the demoness' breast, while she looks on smugly. Though
Putana is represented as a beautiful woman, nonetheless her villainous
character is evident in the sharp fangs visible through her semi-open lips
and the hawk-like aquiline nose dominating the face. Other than that she
could be mistaken for any 'ordinary,' beautiful woman, what with her buxom
form, inhabited by luscious curves just at the right places. The numerous
jewels ornamenting her body could further mislead anyone into believing her
to be a lady of a noble and royal lineage.
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