via the Frederik News Post, 01 July 2022: The Revealing Krishna exhibition is now in Washington DC, at the National Museum of Asian Art until September.
The 6th-century sandstone Krishna on exhibit at the National Museum of Asian Art’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is one of eight statues taken from Phnom Da, a twin-peaked granite outcropping that towers above the Mekong River flood plain. The sculpture commemorates how the god protected people from a torrential storm by lifting India’s Mount Govardhan.
This informative and imaginative show includes photographs of the other statues and recounts the intertwined stories of two of them. Pieces from this Krishna and a different one, now at the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, were long confused and awkwardly cobbled together. The two museums ultimately swapped the misattributed fragments and reassembled the statues, concluding in 2021.