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Jina venerated by a monk, Harihara, Garuda, and Nandi from Digambara Jain manuscript

Accession Number
1975/2.164

Title
Jina venerated by a monk, Harihara, Garuda, and Nandi from Digambara Jain manuscript

Artist(s)
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Sirohi School

Object Creation Date
circa 18th century

Medium & Support
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Dimensions
11 3/8 in x 7 1/16 in (28.9 cm x 17.9 cm);11 3/8 in x 7 1/16 in (28.9 cm x 17.9 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.

Subject matter
A book like this would have been comissioned by a lay devotee to illustrate canonical Jain texts as well as demonstrate peity. Texts like these would have been used for meditation and monastic education.

Physical Description
A nude monk on the top left sits before a Jina at top right. Three Hindu gods, Harihara, Garuda, and Nandi venerate the Jina in the bottom registers.

Primary Object Classification
Bound Work

Primary Object Type
manuscript

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
bulls
bulls (animals)
manuscripts (document genre)
monks
sea monsters
seated
winged

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