Gum tempera and gold on paper; 18th century gold flecked border
Image: 9.5 x 6.8 cm (3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.); Page: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
Gift of J. H. Wade 1925.1340
Queen Trishala reclines, enjoying a happy pregnancy with the Jina-to-be.
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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