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jambudvipa ,jain india

jambudvipa ,jain india


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900: Item # 1423646
galerie Cecile Kerner
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this represents the jain cosmogony This image maps the cosmos as conceived by Jainism, an ancient Indian religion. In the Jain tradition, reaching Enlightenment requires a spiritual journey across levels of understanding. The levels are shown here as concentric rings separated by oceans. The world we know appears in the outer rings and in the corners, populated by people in small pavilions and crisscrossed by rivers. At the center is Jambhudvipa, the mountainous continent of the gods. a similar exemple can be found in brooklyn museum Collection, X899.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X899.1_SL3.jpg) they date it from 18 th century also in victoria albert museum this is a private piece i bought in the 80ties time to pass it to another collector i never wanted to glue the miece on a bottom panel so you see the folds and it does not stay straight as the glass does not press it it is only attached with 4 nails .maybe time to change the way of framing it .the white squares you see on the pictures are just reflections from the glass difficult to male pictures trough a frame
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