Shrine with Twenty-Four Jinas

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

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  • Period

  • Geography

    Madhya Pradesh state, Khajuraho region, India
  • Material

    Copper alloy
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 29.5 x 19.1 x 9.2 cm (11 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 3 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    The delicate temple-like frame of the shrine sits on a footed base with incised foliate decoration. Miniature pillars of the niche-like flames of Parshvanantha include images of eleven jinas with flanking attendants. A row of small figures representing the planets is included across the base. All details of this shrine are executed with great refinement.
  • Inscriptions

    An inscription on the reverse states that this piece was dedicated in the year 1097 by a devotee named Sri Prasannachandra.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Body Image (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas (October 16, 2004 to January 3, 2016)
  • Origin

    Madhya Pradesh state, Khajuraho region, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 02: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
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