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A Composite Miniature of Jain Priests and A Jain Yantra
A Composite Miniature of Jain Priests and A Jain Yantra

INDIA, RAJASTHAN, 19TH CENTURY AND EARLIER

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A Composite Miniature of Jain Priests and A Jain Yantra
India, Rajasthan, 19th Century and earlier
The painting featuring 24 Swetambar priests arranged in three registers, each white-clad priest seated under a canopy on a cushion holding a mala and flywhisk with inscriptions in devanagari identifying the individual priest; the yantra arranged in geometric squares with four jinas facing the cardinal directions, the outer border with animals, donor figures, apsaras and auspicious emblems
The folio of priests: 145/8 x 20¼ in. (37.2 x 51.5 cm.); the yantra: 12¾ x 12¾ in. (32.3 x 32.3 cm.) (2)
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