<em>Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript</em>, 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)

Folio from a Gandavyuha Manuscript

Medium: Colors on palm leaf

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:12th century

Dimensions: 2 x 21 5/8in. (5.1 x 54.9cm)


Accession Number: 86.227.137

Image: 86.227.137_PS2.jpg,

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.

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