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Vigil on the Sixth Night after Mahavira's Birth: 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:
55.121.38.14
Not on view
The birth of a prince who is to become a jina is celebrated on the sixth night by a vigil during which offerings are made in thanksgiving of this auspicious event. The four seated noblewomen hold an offering or gift of a mirror and flowers. The diagonal markings indicate a horizon line, and the dark blue beyond indicates that it is night.
[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.

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