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Title

Jain paradise

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Udaipur Rajasthan India
    Cultural origin
    Jain
    Media category
    Mixed media painting
    Materials used
    opaque watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    44.0 x 52.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    40.2022
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  • About

    The principles of the Indian Jain faith, which emphasises peace, truth and tolerance, came to be known through the teachings of Mahavira who lived in the sixth century before the current era. Mahavira taught that all living things have souls of equal value. This image shows a multi-storey celestial palace festooned by flags and inhabited by monks, dancers, the lay faithful and deities.