May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Madhava Faces a Man Holding a Scale, from a Madhavanala Kamakandala

Madhava Faces a Man Holding a Scale, from a Madhavanala Kamakandala

c. 1720

Gum tempera and gold on paper

Image: 19.2 x 28.7 cm (7 9/16 x 11 5/16 in.); Page: 21.8 x 30.4 cm (8 9/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.95


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This is the first page in the series, five of which are in the Cleveland Museum of Art collection.


This folio is the first in the series. The composition is set in a geometrical palatial setting with four chambers. In one room, a man dressed in royal garb holds a scale in front of Madhava. A woman curiously observes the scene from the chamber above. In the middle, a priest sits reading a text, and a warrior occupies the space at the right, holding his shield.

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