Queen Trisala Nursing the Newborn Mahavira: 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
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.
[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.