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Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures

Kalpa-sutra Manuscript with 24 Miniatures

c. 1475–1500
Overall: 12.5 x 25.7 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Though paper manuscripts would have been wrapped in cloth rather than bound with string, conservative manuscript producers located the place for the string's hole with a red dot. Dating back to at least the early centuries of the first millennium, the text is written in Sanskrit in an Indian script known as devanagari. The smaller text written in the margins is a commentary that discusses the meaning of the main text.
  • ?–1932
    (Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1932–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Hollis, Howard C. "A Jaina Manuscript." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 21, no. 2 (1934): 19–21. Mentioned: pp. 19–21; Reproduced: [unpaginated] www.jstor.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 765 archive.org
    Leach, Linda York. Indian Miniature Paintings and Drawings. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1986. Mentioned: cat. no. 3xii
  • The Silver Jubilee Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 23-September 28, 1941).
    Wooster College Exhibition. The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH (organizer) (April 5-27, 1970).
    Sacred India. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 5, 1985-January 12, 1986).
    Indian Gallery 242b Rotation – November 2017-April 2018. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 10, 2017-April 16, 2018).
    Text and Image in Southern Asia​ (Indian Painting and Himalayan rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 26, 2022-March 5, 2023).
    Main Asian Gallery Rotation (Gallery 245). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (December 31, 2013-June 30, 2014). only leaves 1932.119.19-21
    Main Asian Gallery Rotation (Gallery 245). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (April 28-November 2, 2015). only leaf 1932.119.16
    Main Asian Gallery Rotation (Gallery 245). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (November 2, 2015-April 4, 2016). only leaf 1932.119.4
    Main Gallery Rotation (Gallery 242B). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (April 6–November 7, 2016). only leaf 1932.119.24
    Supernatural Love - Indian Gallery 242 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (April 1-September 9, 2019). only leaf 1932.119.10
    Paintings of Bikaner – Indian Gallery 242 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 7, 2019-April 5, 2020). only leaf 1932.119.5
    Indian Gallery 242b Rotation – November 2016. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 7, 2016-April 10, 2017). only leaf 1932.119.8
    Animal Fables of India (Indian art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 12-August 29, 2021). only leaf 1932.119.23
    Life and Exploits of Krishna in Indian Paintings (Indian art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 1, 2021-February 13, 2022). only leaf 1932.119.1.
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1932.119