Jul 8, 2021
Jul 8, 2021
Jul 8, 2021

Prince Shreyamsa Dreams of the Coming of Rishabha, from a Panchakalyanaka (Five Auspicious Events)

Prince Shreyamsa Dreams of the Coming of Rishabha, from a Panchakalyanaka (Five Auspicious Events)

1670–80

Gum tempera, ink, silver, and gold on paper

26.7 x 42.5 cm (10 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.)

Jo Hershey Selden Fund 2021.12

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This painting is from the earliest known Jain series made in a Mughal-inspired style.

Description

The scene from the life of the first Jina Rishabha depicts Prince Shreyamsa asleep, experiencing eight dreams that foretell the arrival of the Jina Rishabha. The emphasis on the life of the first Jina, rather than the last, indicates that it was commissioned by a follower of the Digambara (Sky Clad) order, rather than the more mainstream Shvetambara (White Clad) order.

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