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South Asia Gallery, Room 41

The Jain Monks

Painting
2008 (made)
Artist/Maker

Painting, watercolour on paper, by Shanti Panchal, London, 2008.


Object details

Object type
TitleThe Jain Monks (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Painting, watercolour on paper, by Shanti Panchal, London, 2008.
Dimensions
  • Image height: 77cm
  • Image width: 58cm
  • Frame height: 103cm
  • Frame width: 83cm
Gallery label
THE JAIN MONKS By Shanti Panchal (b. 1951) Watercolour on paper London, 2008 IS.21-2019 Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Jain Art Fund Panchal’s style consciously evokes Jain and Hindu paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries. As part of his distinctive technique, he applies multiple layers of watercolour, then scrapes details away with an oil brush. For this painting, Panchal was inspired by a padabhishek ceremony he witnessed in Mumbai, where a Jain monk was initiated as an acharya, the highest monastic rank. A monk holds the robe that will be presented to the new acharya.(07/03/2022)
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the V&A Jain Art Fund
Collection
Accession number
IS.21-2019

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Record createdApril 1, 2019
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