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Jain Monk Holding a Flower Venerated by a Royal Follower, colophon page from a Story of the Religious Teacher Kalaka (Kalakacharya-katha, verso)
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Culture
Western India, Gujarat
Title
Jain Monk Holding a Flower Venerated by a Royal Follower, colophon page from a Story of the Religious Teacher Kalaka (Kalakacharya-katha, verso)
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Work Type
Painting
Date
1279
Material
Opaque watercolor and ink on palm leaf
Measurements
Overall: 5.6 x 33 cm (2 3/16 x 13 in.)
Description
Palm leaf was the preferred material for sacred texts before the 1400s in India. The text here was often appended to the Kalpa-sutra, the most sacred book of Jainism. This story concerns the life of a Jain teacher named Kalaka, a prince who developed the ability to work magic after he become a monk, inspired by the teachings of a holy man.

The painting on this page shows a monk clad in white, indicating his affiliation with the Shvetambara (“white clad”) branch of Jainism. It is the second to the last page of the manuscript and includes the beginning of the colophon, which contains information about when and where this manuscript was produced.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Indian Art
Department: Indian and South East Asian Art
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
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File Name
1971.118.8_full.tif
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24613073

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