seated tirthankara Chandraprabha

bronze, lavishly inlaid with silver
Western India (Gujarat), dated by inscription SVĀ  1625 (AD 1568)
high: 27 cm.

Large and heavy altar, in two parts.

This bronze is richly inlaid with silver, but not with copper; most of the Jain bronzes have this combination, mainly for astrological reasons.

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