File:Double-sided Leaf from a Chandana Malayaqiri Varta Series Ascribed to the artists Karam and Mahata Chandji.jpg

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Karam and Mahata Chandji
Double-sided Leaf from a Chandana Malayaqiri Varta Series
Whereas most manuscript paintings made in Rajasthan in the eighteenth century were commissioned by Hindu rulers, this painting was made for a practitioner of the Jain religion, probably a wealthy merchant. The image illustrates a Jain text (though the precise subject is difficult to identify) and includes a small shrine with an icon of a Jain savior, known as a Jina or Tirthankara, on the right. The icon sits cross-legged in a meditative posture, and the temple has two white towers of the classic North Indian form. In a nice detail, a small pool in front of the temple reflects the surrounding architecture.
Date 1745
date QS:P571,+1745-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions Overall: 11 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (28.9 x 20.0 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q632682
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Credit line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim


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