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Su19 Dine: HISTART 393 - Visit 3

Illustrated Narratives

Blue bodied Krishna is shown on the swing with Radha. A peacock stands above the swing frame, and two other peacocks are shown, peering out of the trees shown on the left and right. Five attendants surround the divine couple. One holds the string that, when drawn, will provide the swing its motion; three hold musical instruments, and the fifth a fly whisk. The setting is an open-air garden-like space, with lotuses in the water depicted below the human figures.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School
Ragamala series: Hindola Raga (folio no. 13?)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
10 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in (27.62 cm x 20 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);10 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in (27.62 cm x 20 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
This painting illustrates a verse from a Digambara Jain manuscript that likens the capacity of praising the Jina to destroy sins to the way the sun obliterates darkness; it shows a sun with the face of a Jina illuminating the sky. The golden-hued Jina and the monk who venerate a Jina are nude, identifying them as belonging to the Digambara (sky-clad) sect of Jainism.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Sirohi School
Jina and a monk in a landscape from a Digambara Jain manuscript
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
11 5/16 in x 7 3/8 in (28.73 cm x 18.73 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 3/8 in (49 cm x 36.5 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum Purchase
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Gaiumart the First Shah</em> from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Gaiumart the First Shah, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 7/16 in. x 7 1/16 in. ( 26.5 cm x 18 cm )
Museum Purchase
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Talhand Confronts His Brother Gav on the Battlefield</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Talhand Confronts His Brother Gav on the Battlefield, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum Purchase
Alongside a block of calligraphic text a red rectable sets off an illustrative space. In the bottom right corner of the illustration a woman dances, and on the left a larger figure pulls an arrow taught in a bow.
Indian
Kalpasutra manuscript, leaf: The Courtesan Kosha and the King's Charioteer (fol. no. 102v)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
4 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (10.8 cm x 26.1 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

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