The charm of the handsome young Vishnu-avatara lies in the music that emanates from His flute. He grasps its long, cylindrical body betwixt His fingers, purses His lips together to breathe life into its apertures. Upon the mid-brow on His handsome face is the signature Vaishnavite tilaka (forehead tattoo) touching the rim of a glamorous multi-tiered crown. Behind its upper reaches is a halo with curvaceous serrations. The adornments of gold and flowers that graces the body of Lord Krishna complements such a crown.
The most striking aspect of this Lord Krishna composition is the cluster of multitudinous vines around the body of the shapely youth. It is not completely symmetrical, yet it adds a world of balance to the tribhanga (the body jutting out at three different junctures) stance of the central figure. They descend from His hips, parrots roosting within their folds, and curl between His legs and upon the pedestal.
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