Mar 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014

Leaf from a Jain Manuscript of the Kalpa-sutra: The Story of Kalakacharya: Text (recto); Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: The Story of Kalakacharya: Nuns Teaching Women (verso)

Leaf from a Jain Manuscript of the Kalpa-sutra: The Story of Kalakacharya: Text (recto); Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: The Story of Kalakacharya: Nuns Teaching Women (verso)

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Gum tempera and ink on palm leaf

Overall: 5.4 x 32.1 cm (2 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1971.126

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This page is from the end of a manuscript, which contains two texts often paired together, the Kalpa-sutra and Story of Kalakacharya. It tells a story about a Jain teacher who used magic to overthrow an evil king. The lay women who listen reverently to the nuns’ teaching may the donors who paid for the creation of the manuscript.

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