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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1343

    A Jain scroll, Vijnaptipatra

    INDIA, RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 1835

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    A Jain scroll, Vijnaptipatra
    India, Rajasthan, circa 1835
    A long scroll with colorful illustrations, including auspicious symbols, palace scenes with kings and gurus, and text at the bottom
    Opaque pigments, gold and silver on wasli
    11¼ x 342½ in. (28.5 x 870 cm.)


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    Vijnaptipatra are letters sent to Jain monks by a community, inviting the spiritual leaders to spend the monsoon in their hospitality. For a closely related example, with a similar sequence of paintings, see P. Pal et al., Dancing to the Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art, 1997, p. 127, 138-139, cat. no. 86.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private London Collector