Apr 7, 2014
Apr 7, 2014

Page from a Jain manuscript

Page from a Jain manuscript

c. 1475–1500

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Overall: 11.5 x 29.3 cm (4 1/2 x 11 9/16 in.)

Gift in memory of Herbert F. Leisy 1979.23

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The "further eye" extending beyond the bounds of the face is a characteristic of 15th-century painting.

Description

The obverse side of this double-sided Jain page is divided into two sections by three female figures under cusped arches. Dancers are in the margins, while the center figure shows a woman walking with a lotus bud (?) in her hand. The page is framed at the top and bottom with a floral creeper border, except for the small sections above and below the female figures where the border is composed of geometric floral ornament. The painted decoration on the reverse side consists only of a similar floral border around the text.

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