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A Jain mandala
Gujarat, 16th/17th century
Mineral pigment on cloth; set within a lotus and encircling inscription, an unidentified figure sits enthroned in a the act of teaching. He is flanked by two Svetambara monks with hands joined in veneration. The surrounding field is inhabited by a dancing Shiva and equestrian in the top corners and two seated god and goddess figures in the lower corners, lay figures, monks and peacocks.
19 x 18 in. (48.2 x 45.7 cm.)