Mahavira as an ascetic

The god Mahavira is depicted as an ascetic on a long, narrow strip on the right; the left side contains text in Old Indian script in red and black, the top and bottom lines in a smaller script. On verso more text in the same way; on either side a narrow blank column; a large red dot is placed in the center of the strip. Two-thirds text column on recto, one-third representation; verso: text; broad red brush line along text and representation, a red dots in the middle of the strip; also on verso text and three dots.

Watercolour and gold on paper


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1460 – 1480

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