Sunday, July 3, 2016

Image: Sambara and the Fishermen



Sambara and the Fishermen
ca. 1760 - ca. 1765

From the Museum's description: "A prophecy told that the demon king Shambara would be killed by Krishna’s son Pradyumna. When Pradyumna was born Shambara seized him and threw him into the sea, where he was swallowed by a fish. However, fishermen caught the fish and presented it to the demon king. When his wife cut it open she found the baby and raised him, enabling the prophecy to be fulfilled."

More about Sambara at Wikipedia.

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