Svetambara Jain Teacher Giving Instruction

Svetambara Jain Teacher Giving Instruction

c. 1750-60

possibly by Sahib Ram

(Indian, active 1745–1803)

Color on paper

Page: 20 x 27.9 cm (7 7/8 x 11 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.171

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The monks seated next to the teacher place their whisk-brooms before them.

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A teacher in white robes and a black shawl, sitting on a raised platform, belongs to the sect of the Jain religion called White-Clad (Shvetambara). He delivers a sermon to a family in a private gathering. Men, women, and children are part of the audience, which is arranged according to gender. Seated next to the teacher are three Shvetambara monks wearing white robes.

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