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Book cover

Book cover

  • Place of origin:

    India (west, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted wood

  • Museum number:

    IS.50-1983

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jain manuscript cover: scenes of the 14 auspicious dreams of Queen Trisula heralding the birth of Mahavira.

Place of Origin

India (west, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted wood

Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm, Length: 28.7 cm

Descriptive line

Jain manuscript cover; Western India, 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 120, pl. 4.13
Jaina painting and manuscript culture : in memory of Paolo Pianarosa / [edited by] Julia A.B. Hegewald. Number: 9783868931747 (hd.bd.), 3868931740 (hd.bd.)

Labels and date

MANUSCRIPT COVERS

ABOVE: MANUSCRIPT COVER SHOWING
THE FOURTEEN DREAMS OF TRISHALA

Painted and lacquered card
Western India, 19th century

IS.50-1983

Trishala gave birth to the 24th Jina, Mahavira. The night that Mahavira’s embryo entered her womb she dreamed fourteen auspicious dreams of an elephant, a bull, a lion, the goddess Shri (centre below), a garland, the moon, the sun, a banner, a full vase, a lotus lake, an ocean of milk (represented by a ship), a celestial palace or chariot, a heap of jewels and a smokeless fire. [14/05/2010]

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Sun; Elephant

Categories

Books; Jain; Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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