Manuscript cover

Indian (Jaina)
18th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 13.4 x 31.7cm (5 1/4 x 12 1/2in.)

Accession Number

17.2307

Medium or Technique

Silk and cotton satin; mounted on cardboard

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Jaina mansucript cover of silk satin with design of alternating beige and red stripes with narrow light blue strip between each; mounted on cardboard.

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