Indian and Himalayan Art
Diagram of the Palaces in One Hell Stage
or Rajasthan, India, Asia
Artist/maker unknown, India
Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
Currently not on view
1935-34-11(46,a)Purchased with the Francis T. S. Darley Fund, 1935
LabelIn 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.