Manuscript cover

Indian (Jaina)
18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

13.4 x 27.7 cm (5 1/4 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2308

Medium or Technique

Silk; paper cutout over cotton

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Jaina mansucript cover with design of Tree of Life

Provenance

1913, purchased from the library of Puj Kripa Rishi, a Jaina priest, Patti, Panjab by Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection