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Folio from a Kalpasutra: dance for King Siddhartha. Jain kalam, circa 1425. Gouache, silver and gold on warqa. 26 x 18.5cm
A rarely illustrated scene, being foilo 22v i.e. early in the Kalpasutra most likely an event following the king's gymnastics and bathing prior to Mahavira's birth.
With thanks to the kindness of Robert Del Bonta for providing an approximate date for the manuscript and advising on the the subject illustrated.
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