Asian Art

Jina Chandraprabha with Other Jinas

1454

Gilt brass with silver inlay

10 x 7 x 3 5/8 in. (25.4 x 17.8 x 9.2 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2017.54.9
Like Buddhism and Hinduism, Jainism asserts that the cosmos is continuously destroyed and re-created over long periods of time. This altarpiece—which was commissioned by a man named Raja and his wife and children to benefit family members—features Chandraprabha, the eighth Jina of the current world cycle. He is surrounded by the twenty-three other Jinas of this great cosmic cycle—the current time period, before the world destroys and re-creates itself—some of whom preceded him.
Culture: 
Indian
Period: 
15th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Gujarat, India
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Kapoor Galleries, New York; The Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., January 27, 2011 - 2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.

Bibliography: 

Phyllis Granoff, ed., Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection, exh. cat. (New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2009).

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.