The Buddha distributes honey, from a Prajnaparamita manuscript

Historical period(s)
12th century
Opaque watercolor and ink on palm leaf
H x W: 6.3 x 56 cm (2 1/2 x 22 1/16 in)
India, West Bengal state
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Manuscript, Painting

Manuscript folio

Astasahasraka Prajnaparamita, Buddhism, halo, India, monkey

To 1930
Ajit Ghose, Calcutta to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ajit Ghose, Calcutta in 1930 [2]


[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Ajit Ghose

Published References
  • Ajit Ghose. Miniatures of a Newly-Discovered Buddhist Palm-Leaf Manuscript from Bengal. nos. 38/39 New Delhi, April - July 1929. opp. pp. 79, 83, fig. 1.
  • Amalia E. Gnanadesikan. The Writing Revolution: Cuneiform to the Internet. Chichester, England and Malden, Massachusetts. pl. 7.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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