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Gum tempera and ink on palm leaf
Average: 4.2 x 52.4 cm (1 5/8 x 20 5/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1955.49.2
The name of the pilgrim Sudhana means "Good Wealth," and he wears fine clothes and a crown.
The subject of the painting on this page accords with the text in another section of the manuscript. It describes the encounter of the pilgrim Sudhana with a Hindu Brahmin sage (rishi) in the forest, who had reached an enlightened state. Many of Sudhana's teachers were not Buddhist monks, but were "true friends" from many walks of life.
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