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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 487

    A patha of Pilgrimage to Mount Shatrunjaya

    INDIA, RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 1845-65

    Price Realised  

    A patha of Pilgrimage to Mount Shatrunjaya
    India, Rajasthan, circa 1845-65
    A panoramic aerial view depicting various processions of men, women and monks making pilgrimage to many different Jain shrines, the Jinas arranged in niches within larger temples set in a hilly landscape with caves and trees, a stream at left filled with fish, the sun and moon visible over the horizon line at top, all surrounded by a yellow border of lotus vines
    Opaque pigments on textile
    118½ x 89 in. (301 x 226 cm.)


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    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. Pilgrimage is an important part of the Jain religion; see P. Pal, The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India, 1994, pp. 252-253, for an in-depth discussion.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE LONDON COLLECTION