page of a Jain manuscript

paint and gold on paper
Western India (Gujarat), ca. 1450-1500 AD.
size: 27 x 10.5 cm.

A beautiful, although damaged and repaired, page from a Jain manuscript, one of the earliest known on paper!
The tekst in gold on red background, small figures, in the typical Gujarati style, between the text.


Euro 400

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