Nov 11, 2014

Text describing the pregnancy of Queen Trishala, folio 40 (recto) from a Kalpa-sutra

Text describing the pregnancy of Queen Trishala, folio 40 (recto) from a Kalpa-sutra

c. 1400

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Gum tempera and ink on paper

Overall: 9.4 x 28.4 cm (3 11/16 x 11 3/16 in.)

Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski 1976.27.a

Location

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The ornamented red circle in the middle of the page marks the location of a binding hole.

Description

The text on this page describes Queen Trishala's joyous and peaceful pregnancy of 9 months, 7-and-a-half days. It goes on to say that Mahavira was born at midnight on the 13th day of the first month of summer, and all omens augured success.

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