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Queen Trisala Nursing the Newborn Mahavira: Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript

Queen Trisala Nursing the Newborn Mahavira: 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:
55.121.38.11
  • Description

    A nearly identical composition as the birth scene, this painting depicts Trisala supporting the feeding infant Mahavira, while above, in another narrative, the infant is being rocked in a swing cradle by two handmaids. In this series we witness the appearance of the use of crimson along with the ultramarine ground, an innovation of the fifteenth-century style.

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