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Gum tempera and ink on palm leaf
Overall: 5.3 x 30.2 cm (2 1/16 x 11 7/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1971.128
The first to achieve liberation, according to followers of Jainism, is the golden Jina named Rishabha. He is shown seated in glory on the first page of a Sanskrit text on yoga and meditation.
The second painting, from later in the manuscript, shows the transmission of the teaching. The senior monk on a throne, who may also be the text’s author, faces a disciple with a sacred book on a stand under a canopy between them. Below is a pious assembly of lay followers and nuns.
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