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Painting from a Kalpa-sutra: Queen Trishala Reclining

Painting from a Kalpa-sutra: Queen Trishala Reclining

c. 1450–75

Gum tempera and gold on paper; 18th century gold flecked border

Painting: 9.5 x 6.8 cm (3 3/4 x 2 11/16 in.); Overall: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1925.1340

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Queen Trishala is enjoying a happy pregnancy with the Jina-to-be.

Description

Until recently, and especially during the 1800s and early 1900s, the paintings in South Asian manuscripts were excised and mounted as individual works of art. These two paintings from a Jain manuscript of the Kalpa-sutra have been separated from the text and mounted with gold-flecked borders, like pictures in an album.

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