The meeting of eyes

Krishna, at a high window, and a lady (perhaps Radha), at a balcony opposite, exchange a lingering look. In his verse, the poet Bihari Lal compares the intense gaze between lovers to a tightrope stretched between the roofs of houses, on which their hearts run back and forth like acrobats.

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Further reading

Topsfield, Andrew, Indian Paintings from Oxford Collections, Ashmolean Handbooks (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum in association with the Bodleian Library, 1994), no. 35 on p. 72, p. 7, illus. p. 73

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