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Queen Trisala's Joy (at the Confirmation of Her Conception): Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript

Date:
15th century
Culture:
India (Gujarat)
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (11.1 x 27 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.38.9
  • Description

    Queen Trisala is relieved by a sign from Mahavira that all is well. The joyous queen, attended by handmaidens, celebrates by dressing up and tending to her makeup then raises a mirror to admire the results. Trisala has resumed her throne—a wicker stool—and is installed in a grand palace interior, indicated by an elaborate cusped arch. Each figure occupies an architecturally defined space so that the viewer can clearly understand their hierarchical relationship.

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