Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript 2

Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript 2

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 Sudhana standing holding a lotus in a forest setting (suggested by a tree, a bush, and a reclining deer). Other pages from this manuscript are in several Western museums.

Details

  • Title : Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript 2
  • Year : 12th century
  • Classification : Manuscripts
  • Medium : Colours on palm leaf
  • Dimension : 2 x 21 5/8in. (5.1 x 54.9cm)
  • Accession No : 86.227.137
  • Country/ Geo-location : Nepal
  • Period : Pala Period
  • Museum : Brooklyn Museum
  • Credit Line : Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
  • Status : This item is not on view