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Jaina manuscript cover of red cotton with design of Fourteen Dreams of Trisala couched in gold-wrapped thread and, on over-flap, Eight Auspicious Objects couched in gold-wrapped thread with accents in green and purple silk embroidery; mounted on cardboard; calligraphic inscription on back painted...

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Provenance

Originally purchased from the library of Puj Kripa Rishi, Patti, Panjab, in 1913. Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection; Gift to the MFA, April 5, 1917

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian (Jaina), 16th or 17th century

Object Place

India

Dimensions

Overall: 20.3 x 27.5cm (8 x 10 13/16in.)

Accession Number

17.2302

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave couched with gold-wrapped thread and embroidered with silk; mounted on cardboard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles