Manuscript Painting 011

Posted: 28.04.2011
Updated on: 10.12.2012

Jain Manuscript Painting

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Category:

Jain Art

Type:

Miniature Painting

Motif:

Seated Parshva

Name:

Parshvanatha

Manuscript:

Kalpasutra manuscript

Location:

Jaunpur

Union state:

Uttar Pradesh

Country:

India

Date:

c. 1465 CE

Style:

Western Indian style

Material:

Ink and gold on paper

Technique:

Painting

Length:

29,2 cm

Width:

11,4 cm

Custody:

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Purchase:

Purchased 1993

Inventory-No.:

NGA 93.736

Description:

Parshvanatha (23rd Tirthankara) is shown in meditation posture (dhyana mudra) enthroned on the top of a mountain. He is adorned with jewellery and a seven-headed serpent canopy, symbolising naga-king Dharana. The white crescent between the mountain peaks and the Jina's throne emblematises the Tirthankara's status of salvation; Parshvanatha is framed by trees and lotus buds.

Source:

nga.gov.au

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