Apr 3, 2014

Rishabha enthroned, folio 1 (verso) from a Yoga-shastra of Hemachandra

Rishabha enthroned, folio 1 (verso) from a Yoga-shastra of Hemachandra

c. 1275

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


Did you know?

The small bull in the middle of his throne identifies him as Rishabha, which means "bull" in Sanskrit.


The first to achieve liberation, according to followers of Jainism, is the golden Jina named Rishabha. He is shown seated in glory on the first page of a Sanskrit text on yoga and meditation. This manuscript begins on the verso; the recto was left blank.

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