Mar 31, 2016

Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: Kalpa-sutra

Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: Kalpa-sutra

1279

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Gum tempera and ink on palm leaf

Overall: 5.7 x 14 cm (2 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1971.118.1

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This page is from the beginning of a manuscript, which contains two texts often paired together, the Kalpa-sutra and Story of Kalakacharya. The monk in the painting sits on a throne indicating his high status.

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