Diagram of the Palaces in One Hell Stage
Page from a manuscript of the Sangrahanisutra

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Gujarat, India, Asia
or Rajasthan, India, Asia

Dated 1663-1664

Opaque watercolor and ink on paper

Sheet: 4 3/8 × 10 1/4 inches (11.1 × 26 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Purchased with the Francis T. S. Darley Fund, 1935

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In the Jain universe, the individual levels of the hells are organized almost precisely like that of the heavens. At the center of each level of hell sits a large, round palace of the god Indra ruling that level, which is surrounded by a variety of smaller palaces.