Gum tempera and gold on paper; 18th century gold flecked paper border
Image: 9.5 x 6.8 cm (3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.); Page: 22.3 x 17.7 cm (8 3/4 x 6 15/16 in.)
Gift of J. H. Wade 1925.1339
The four-armed king of the gods, Indra, got off his throne to kneel in praise of the conception of the 24th Jina Mahavira.
Until recently, and especially during the 1800s and early 1900s, the paintings in South Asian manuscripts were excised and mounted as individual works of art. These two paintings from a Jain manuscript of the Kalpa-sutra have been separated from the text and mounted with gold-flecked borders, like pictures in an album.
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