Jain / Standing Figure of a Jina / 13th centuryJain
Standing Figure of a Jina
13th century

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Creator Nationality: Jain
Creator Name-CRT: Jain
Title: Standing Figure of a Jina
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1300
Creation Date: 13th century
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H.7-3/16 x W.2- 9/16 x D.2-9/16 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.246
Credit Line: The Mr. and Mrs. Bernard M. Granum Fund
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.cfm
Context: The Jains believe in a group of twenty-four 'teacher-liberators' (Jinas), also known as tirtankharas or 'forders' who ford the gulf between the phenomenal world and 'liberation' (nirvana). While both Buddhists and Jains were advocates of nonviolence toward all sentient beings and rejected the Hindu caste system, the Jains stressed the importance of austere and rigorous ascetic practices more than the Buddhists. The Diganibara order ('sky-clad' or 'naked') believed that all possessions, by fostering an attachment to the material world, were a hindrance to spiritual liberation. Accordingly, Diganibara monks do not wear clothes and images of the Jinas, like this small one, intended for a domestic altar, are depicted naked.
AMICA ID: MIA_.98.246
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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