Page from a Samgrahanisutra manuscript, 1630

Page from a Samgrahanisutra manuscript, 1630

Page from a Samgrahanisutra manuscript
Western India, probably Rajasthan
1630
Opaque watercolour on paper
Museum No: IS.2-1984

The Samgrahanisutra is a cosmological text composed in 1136 that includes Jain ideas about the structure of the universe and the mapping of space. This page shows the influence of the prevalent Mughal style on Jain art in the early 17th century, when the Mughal empire was at its height. The V&A also has an 18th-century edition of the complete manuscript.