7 WHITE MARBLE JAIN TIRTHANKARA


Catalogue no. 7 WHITE MARBLE JAIN TIRTHANKARA

WESTERN INDIA, RAJASTHAN

19TH CENTURY

H.43.5 CMS, 17 INS

A serene white marble figure of Chandraprabha, the eighth Tirthankara, seated in a naked state in dhyanamudra (the gesture of meditation), wearing a hemispherical cap, with a shrivatsa on his chest, his (missing) cognisance (lanchanna) the Crescent Moon (chandra).

For an almost identical example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, see cat. no. 67 in Balraj Khanna and George Michell, Human and Divine: 2000 Years of Indian Sculpture. London: Hayward Gallery, 2000 or see the following link:

http://m.vam.ac.uk/item/O63733/sculpture-unknown/

Provenance: Private collection, UK.