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Asian Art

Mahavira’s Parents Show Him the Sun and Moon, and They Celebrate His Birth, folio 19; and Mahavira Is Sent to School, and Mahavira is Married, folio 22 from a Dispersed Kalpa Sutra

ca. 18th century

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

without mounting (2001.138.20.1): 3 1/2 × 8 11/16 in. (8.9 × 22 cm)
without mounting (2001.138.20.2): 3 1/2 × 8 15/16 in. (8.9 × 22.7 cm)
with mounting: 13 1/8 × 13 11/16 in. (33.3 × 34.7 cm)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
2001.138.20.1-.2
Geography: 
Gujarat, India
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Indian, Gujarati
Period: 
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Manuscripts
Provenance: 

Vera M. MacDonald and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass., by 2001; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2001

Bibliography: 

Phyllis Granoff, ed., Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection, exh. cat. (New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2009), 244–47, no. P-11, ill.

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