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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 1971.128.1.b
Text and Image in Southern Asia (Indian Painting and Himalayan rotation)
This painting, from later in a Sanskrit text on yoga and meditation, 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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