May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

A Rathor Noble Visiting a Holy Man at a Vishnu Shrine

A Rathor Noble Visiting a Holy Man at a Vishnu Shrine

c. 1760

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Page: 33.4 x 29.3 cm (13 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.202


Did you know?

Monks belonging to the Digambara (Sky-clad) sect of Jainism renounce the comforts of clothing.


A naked Jain monk sits before a Rajput noble, whose triple mark on the brow indicate that he is a follower of the Hindu god Shiva. Behind them is a temple dedicated to Vishnu. In a visual statement of ecumenism, all three religions appear to coexist peacefully in the kingdom. The noble has set down his sword and shield and enjoys a hookah while listening to the discourse of the monk.

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