India / Queen Trisala on Her Couch / c.  1500India
Queen Trisala on Her Couch
c. 1500

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Creator Nationality: India, Western
Creator Name-CRT: India
Title: Queen Trisala on Her Couch
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1490
Creation End Date: 1510
Creation Date: c. 1500
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: Opaque watercolors and gold on paper
Dimensions: H.4-1/2 x W.10- 3/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 90.28
Credit Line: The Helen Winton Jones Purchase Fund
Context: Growing contacts between northern Indian and the Islamic cultures of Mamluk Egypt and Timurid Persia transformed Jain manuscript painting during the fifteenth century. Paper, introduced from Persia in the twelfth century, gained popularity and by 1350 had replaced palm leaves as the preferred ground for Jain album painting. The importation of illustrated Islamic manuscripts, decorative book bindings, and luxury carpets enriched the visual vocabulary of the Indian subcontinent. The more generous paper format permitted artists to develop ornamental border decorations like those seen here. Continuous-knot designs, the deep crimson ground, and floral medallions are further indications of Persian influence on Jain manuscript illumination.
AMICA ID: MIA_.90.28
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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