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A Jain Cosmological Diagram of the World of Mortals
A Jain Cosmological Diagram of the World of Mortals

INDIA, 18TH CENTURY

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A Jain Cosmological Diagram of the World of Mortals
India, 18th Century
The world divided into concentric bands representing continents and partitioned by rivers inhabited by aquatic creatures, with Mount Meru at the center and Jinas seated in pavilions at all four corners
64.1/8 x 59.1/8 in. (163 x 152 cm.)

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For a discussion and two slightly earlier examples, see P. Pal, The Peaceful Liberators, Jain Art From India, 1995, cat. nos. 98 A and B, p. 223f.
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