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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 1342

    A pata of Shatrunjaya

    INDIA, RAJASTHAN, LAST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A pata of Shatrunjaya
    India, Rajasthan, last half 19th century
    A panoramic aerial view depicting various processions of men, women and monks making pilgrimage to many different Jain shrines, inscriptions above some of the figures' heads, set in a hilly landscape with caves, trees, and streams filled with fish running along the sides, all surrounded by a yellow border of lotus vines
    Opaque pigments on textile
    100¼ x 128 in. (255 x 325 cm.)


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    See P. Pal, The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India, 1994, p. 252-253, for an in-depth discussion on the Saturnjuna pilgrimage site. The temple complex is divided over two ridges, the one on the left was built by Kumarapala in 1213 and dedicated to the Jina Adinath, while the one on the right was established later by Jain merchants. This type of temple hanging was displayed on special religious occasions and its large scale allows for thousands to view it at a time and receive the same merit in lieu of visiting the actual site.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE LONDON COLLECTION