Mar 14, 2014

Folio 167, from a Kalpa-sutra and Story of Kalakacharya: two nuns teaching lay women (recto); genealogical text (verso)

Folio 167, from a Kalpa-sutra and Story of Kalakacharya: two nuns teaching lay women (recto); genealogical text (verso)

1278

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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

Location

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The year occurs in the fourth line, to the right of the nuns.

Description

This page is from the end of a manuscript, which contains two texts often paired together, the Kalpa-sutra and Story of Kalakacharya. The latter 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 be the donors who paid for the creation of the manuscript.

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