Folio 146 from the “Devasano Pada Bhandar” Kalpa-sutra: Celestial dancers (recto); Sthulabhadra and his sisters; Kosha and the charioteer (verso)

c. 1475
Overall: 11.2 x 26 cm (4 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
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Location: not on view

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This page is from one of the most lavishly illuminated manuscripts, named after the temple library in Ahmedabad, India, that holds the largest number of pages. The female figures in the margins on the verso represent music and dance that are part of a suite of adornments fitting for a sacred text.

During the early 1400s, artists in western India became increasingly exposed to art from Western Asia and Iran, from which they learned techniques of painting in gold and creating symmetrical interlocking border designs and arabesque motifs.
Folio 146 from the “Devasano Pada Bhandar” Kalpa-sutra: Celestial dancers (recto); Sthulabhadra and his sisters; Kosha and the charioteer (verso)

Folio 146 from the “Devasano Pada Bhandar” Kalpa-sutra: Celestial dancers (recto); Sthulabhadra and his sisters; Kosha and the charioteer (verso)

c. 1475

Western India, Gujarat, possibly Patan

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