A Jain Ohm-Hrim Yantra
Western India, Rajasthan, 16th Century
Arranged in concentric circles against a red ground, the center of the mandala with composite seed syllable and with tirthankaras seated in rows surrounded by stylized petal border, inscriptions in cartouches, vignettes of deities framed by lotus petals, the outer mandala with figures seated at corners and figures riding elephants, ritual implements, a yantra at lower left corner and donor figure at lower left
16¼ x 16¼ in. (41 x 41 cm.)
The Ohm-Hrim yantra is the combined seed syllable of the universe. Cf. A. Nevan, Religion et culture de l'Inde: Le Jainisme Art et iconographie, 1976, pl. 11.