Lot 11 (Asian Art, 17th May 2019)

An Indian copper-alloy Jainism tirthankara shrine

An Indian copper-alloy Jainism tirthankara shrine,
9th-10th century, cast in openwork with the principal image of a tirthankara seated in dyhanasana mudra on a throne, surrounded by standing jinas in architectural niches forming an arched canopy, all on a rectangular plinth, the reverse incised with a Sanskrit inscription,
14.4cm high

In Jainism,a tirthankara is a saviour and spiritual teacher of the dharma and also relates to the founder of a tirtha, which is a fordable passage across the sea of interminable births and deaths making a path for others to follow.

Sold for £380


Condition report

Very worn. Surface scratches and dents to corners.

 

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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: Asian Art, 17th May 2019

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