Fragment of a Page from a Markandeya Purana Series
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 11/16 in. (12.4 x 11.9 cm) (show scale)
Verso, in Sanskrit in Devanagari script:...the verse is sweet words (65). The messenger said: The goddess and the demon.... Came here to meet you (66). Without any hindrance.... Please listen to what he said (67). In three worlds, my...each separately (68). The jewels that are famous in the three worlds...burning (69). The objects that arose from the churning of the ocean of milk include the Horse, the Jewel, Knowledge [luster?].... The other things [distributed] among the gods, heavenly minstrels, and serpents. Holding jewels...the goddess. We will consider in the world.... Also the highly powerful shula [javelin]. The lady with frivolous glances...jewel...from the receipt of.... Thus discussing intellectually, my.... Then, he went to the Devi Gambhira. The frightening phallus.... Here not released by you. In the three worlds.... (Trans. S. Mitra)
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Indian. Fragment of a Page from a Markandeya Purana Series, ca. 1625. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 11/16 in. (12.4 x 11.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 1990.185.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.185.3_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
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