via Phnom Penh Post, 30 April 2022: Revealing Krishna’s next destination will be at the Smithsonian.
A 1,500-year-old statue of the Hindu god Krishna from eastern Takeo province’s Phnom Da archaeological site and other Cambodian artefacts will be on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art in Washington DC from April 30 to September 18, according to the US embassy.
The embassy in an April 29 press statement described the exhibition, entitled “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain”, as “a result of longstanding cooperation on cultural preservation between the United States and Cambodia”.
“The exhibition … showcases the Hindu deity lifting Mount Govardhan to protect his people from a torrential storm sent by an angry god. It was previously showcased at Cleveland Museum of Arts”, located in the namesake US city, the statement said.
Source: US museum to showcase Phnom Da Krishna statue: embassy | Phnom Penh Post
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