Queen Trisala's Joy (at the Confirmation of Her Conception): Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Overall: 4 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (11.1 x 27 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1955
Not on view
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.
[The Kevorkian Foundation , New York, by 1955; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Peaceful Conquerors: Jain Manuscript Painting," September 10, 2009–March 28, 2010.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Lyrical Visions: Paintings from North India," December 3, 2011–May 28, 2011.