An early tantric painting, with cosmic imagery and meditation syllables, 1400's

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"A Jain Painting on Cloth, Pata. India, Gujarat or Rajasthan, 15th Century. Very finely painted against a red ground with two circular diagrams at center, one depicting the goddess Panchanguli at the center of a yantra composed of two interlocking triangles, also depicting the cobra-canopied Jina Parsvanatha at the top right corner, with numerous figures and celestials displayed in registers highlighted with gold leaf; inscribed at center with the seed syllable, Ohm Hrim, and with mantras and invocations in prakrit. 31 x 21¾ in. (78.7 x 55.1 cm.)"

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