16th or 17th century
Object Place: Jaina, India
Overall: 13 x 29.5cm (5 1/8 x 11 5/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain-weave gauze embroidered in silk; mounted on cardboard
Not On View
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.
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)