Manuscript cover

Indian (Jaina)
16th or 17th century


Object Place: Jaina, India

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 29.5cm (5 1/8 x 11 5/8in.)

Accession Number

17.2305

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave gauze embroidered in silk; mounted on cardboard

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Jaina manscript cover with design of repeating diamond lozenge pattern embroidered in red, blue, tan and white silk (traces of black silk outlining diamonds) on a natural plain-weave cotton gauze ground; 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