Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript
On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of the Himalayas, 2nd floor
Colors on palm leaf
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
Prior to 1963, provenance not yet documented; before 1963, possibly acquired by Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck of New York, NY; by 1963, acquired by Ernest Erickson; 1986, gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation to the Brooklyn Museum.
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.
Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript, 12th century. Colors on palm leaf, 2 x 21 5/8in. (5.1 x 54.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.137 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.137_PS2.jpg)
overall, 86.227.137_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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