Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript
Colors on palm leaf
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Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript, 12th century. Colors on palm leaf, 2 x 21 5/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.136 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.136_PS2.jpg)
overall, 86.227.136_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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One of two pages in the collection from a manuscript of the Gandavyuha, a Mahayana Buddhist text narrating the pilgrimage of Sudhana. The text is in Sanskrit.
The image on this page represents an unidentified deity teaching Sudhana.
The illustration painted on a blue background at the center of the leaf depicts a seated Bodhisattva holding a text in his left hand lectures to a kneeling worshipper. Text on reverse. Two holes for threading pages divide text into three sections (AGP).
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