Parinirvana of Buddha, from a Prajnaparamita manuscript

Historical period(s)
Pala-Sena dynasty, early 12th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor and ink on palm leaf
Dimensions
H x W (page): 7.3 x 58.2 cm (2 7/8 x 22 15/16 in)
Geography
India, Bengal, or Bihar state
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.86
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Astasahasraka Prajnaparamita, Buddhism, India, Pala-Sena dynasty (750 - 1100), parinirvana, ranja script
Provenance

To 1930
Ajit Ghose, Calcutta to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ajit Ghose, Calcutta in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Ajit Ghose

Published References
  • Ajit Ghose. Miniatures of a Newly-Discovered Buddhist Palm-Leaf Manuscript from Bengal. nos. 38/39 New Delhi, April - July 1929. p. 78ff.
  • H. I. Poleman. A Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. American Oriental Series, vol. 12 New Haven. cat. 5455, p. 276.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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