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Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of the Himalayas, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Colors on palm leaf
  • Place Made: Nepal
  • DATES 12th century
    PERIOD Pala Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 x 21 5/8 in.  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.227.136
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1963, provenance not yet documented; before 1963, possibly acquired by Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck of New York, NY; by 1963, acquired by Ernest Erickson; 1986, gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation to the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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).
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of the Himalayas, 2nd floor
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 86.227.136_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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