Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript

Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript

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 worshiper. Text on reverse. Two holes for threading pages divide text into three sections (AGP).

Details

  • Title : Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript
  • Year : 12th century
  • Classification : Manuscripts
  • Medium : Colours on palm leaf
  • Dimension : 2 x 21 5/8 in.
  • Accession No : 86.227.136
  • 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
  • COLLECTIONS : Asian Art
  • 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