The handsome young cowherd as one of His cows for an audience. There is not a more iconic duo in Indian culture than Lord Krishna with His beloved bovine companion. It makes for an image that is superlatively holy in terms of iconography, the cow being the sacred maternal figure in the Indian psyche. The rich pastel hues of the colour-palette symbolise the fullness of their relationship, much sung about in devotional literature revolving around the youthful Deva. Zoom in on each aspect of the composition to appreciate the delicate carving of the highly dynamic silhouettes, the silks that drape His limbs, the shringar that is so intricate and fluid. Two lotuses in full bloom layered one on top of the other make up the pedestal of the murti, which in turn is placed on a multi-tired platform with coloured lotus petal engravings.