This elegant monograph was published on the occasion of the opening of the new galleries of South Asian art, October, 2016. Two shrine hangings, called pichhwais, and depicting scenes from the life of Krishna were a focal point of the new galleries. Pichhwais are cloths of various sizes that hang as a sort of backdrop to devotional objects. Both pieces were on public view together for the first time, given in honor of the renowned curator of Indian art Dr. Stella Kramrisch.
- Author: Darielle Mason and Neeraja Poddar
- Photographs: Graydon Wood
- Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2016
- 32 pages, 11" x 8.5"
- Color photographs throughout Called pichhwai, both pieces will be on public view together for the first time, promised on the occasion of Stern’s marriage to Helen Williams Drutt English and given in honor of Dr. Stella Kramrisch.
- ISBN: 9780876332740