Apr 3, 2014

Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: Yoga-shastra: Jain monk with Disciple and Two Laymen, Two Nuns and a Laywoman below (verso)

Leaf from a Jain Manuscript: Yoga-shastra: Jain monk with Disciple and Two Laymen, Two Nuns and a Laywoman below (verso)

1279

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book authored by

Hemachandra

(Indian)

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

Exhibition

Text and Image in Southern Asia​ (Indian Painting and Himalayan rotation)

Description

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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