Himalayan Art Resources

Nepal: Illuminated Manuscripts (Shaiva Text)

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These illuminated manuscript pages appear to be from a Nepalese Shaiva text depicting a peaceful white Shiva with five faces, a wrathful black Bhairava, the god of the moon - Chandra, the goddess Skanda riding on a peacock and the goddess Indrani riding on a white elephant. Each of the illuminated pages has text on the reverse side.

This is only a tentative identification and not textually supported.

Jeff Watt 1-2008