[Jain cosmogram]. Polychrome pigments on cotton.

Northern India, early 20th century.

183 x 33 cm.


Large Jain cosmogram alternating text and geometric figures, representing the Universe. Jain cosmology considers the world as an uncreated entity that has existed since infinity with neither beginning nor end.

Provenance: French art trade; bought by Pierre Bergé (1930-2017) in Paris in 2010 and acquired from the sale of his estate.

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