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Deutsch: Die Hindu-Gottin Krishna mit heiliger Kuh. Indische Malerei um 1900
English: The Hindu God Krishna with holy cow. Indian painting about 1900
Norsk nynorsk: Hinduguden Krisjna med glorie, fløyte og ku.
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