Kalpa Sutra and Kalacharyakatha

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Historical period(s)
Jain School
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 9.3 x 28.7 cm (3 11/16 x 11 5/16 in)
India, Gujarat state
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Page
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
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Currently not on view


archery, battle, birth, bull, ceremony, dreaming, guru, heaven, India, Indra, Jainism, Jina, king, lotus, Mahavira, monk, moon, mother, throne
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. A Volume of Homage: A Jain Manuscript, 1411. vol. 1, no. 3 New York, Summer 1988. pp. 38-56.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd ed. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 2A, p. 45.
  • John E. Cort. Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History. New York. pp. 115-116, 169-170, fig. 3.1, 4.8.
  • Sarabhai M. Nawab. Masterpieces of the Kalpasutra Paintings. Ahmedabad, India, 1956. pp. 406-410, 416-420, 423-429.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
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