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Viṣṇu as Gajendramoksa and Kṛṣṇa as ViÅ›varÅ«pa : Pañcaratna (five gems), with selections from the Mahābhārata (MS 44288)

Material Information

Title:
Viṣṇu as Gajendramoksa and Kṛṣṇa as ViÅ›varÅ«pa : Pañcaratna (five gems), with selections from the Mahābhārata (MS 44288) exemplars
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Five gems, with selections from the Mahābhārata
Added title page title:
Pāñcarātra
Donor:
Donated by R.S. Reid, Esq (D.D. Dickson bequest).
Place of Publication:
Kashmir, India
Language:
Sanskrit
Materials:
Ink and gouache on paper with cloth binding ( medium )
Measurements:
H9.2 x W14.8 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Mahābhārata. Selections ( lcsh )
Pāñcarātra ( lcsh )
Viṣṇu ( lcsh )
Kṛṣṇa ( lcsh )
Gajendramoksa
Viśvarūpa
Sureśvarācārya ( lcsh )
Gajendra-Moká¹£a
महाभारत. चयन
पंचरात्र
विष्णु
कृष्ण
गजेन्द्र-मोक्ष
Trisiras
مہا بھارت. انتخابات
एशिया -- भारत -- जम्मू और कश्मीर
ایشیا -- بھارت -- جموں و کشمیر
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir
Coordinates:
33.91667 x 76.66667

Notes

Abstract:
This illustrated devotional Sanskrit manuscript includes five texts, usually attributed to the Mahābhārata. Illustrated are Viṣṇu as Gajendramokṣa, rescuing the king of the elephants from a crocodile and a scene from the Bhagavad Gīta of Kṛṣṇa revealing himself to Arjuna as Visvarupa. Other illustrations include Viṣṇu reclining on the multi-headed serpent Sesa and Arjuna and Kṛṣṇa in a chariot. Despite many centuries of Islamic book-illustration and the widespread use of paper in northern India, this manuscript retains the horizontal format favoured for palm-leaf manuscripts (Text by Crispin Branfoot, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 51

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 44388 ( soas manuscript number )

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