Bronze 18th-19th century sculpture of Bala Krishna (Baby Krishna) crawling with a ball of butter in his hand. Krishna is the incarnation of the high god of Hinduism. Vishnu incarnated as Krishna to protect him from his evil uncle Vasudeva. He is shown here as the "Butter Thief". As a baby he loved butter, which he is holding in his right hand. He defeated the monster sent to offer him his poisoned breast, but Krishna sucked the life from the monster. Krishna is worshiped in many forms and purposes in India and Southeast Asia.
Age: 18th-19th Century
Size: 3-3/4" x 1-7/8" x 3-3/8"