Manuscript cover

Indian (Jaina)
15th or 16th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 30cm (4 15/16 x 11 13/16in.)

Accession Number

17.2301

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave and complex gauze-weave embroidered and couched with silk; mounted on cardboard

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Jaina manuscript cover of cotton with design of the Fourteen Dreams of Trisala embroidered in red, orange, blue, green and cream silk and outlined with couched black silk twisted cord, narrow border of openwork weave; 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