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Jina Chandraprabha with Other Jinas


Gilt brass with silver inlay

10 × 7 × 3 5/8 in. (25.4 × 17.8 × 9.2 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
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.
Gujarat, India
On view
15th century

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

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

Phyllis Granoff, ed., Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection, exh. cat. (New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2009), 202-203, no. S 22.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” (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.