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King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio
King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio
King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio
King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio
King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio
King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard FolioKing Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard FolioKing Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard FolioKing Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard FolioKing Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio
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King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio

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Ten 5 x 7 in. blank notecards with envelopes in a decorative folio.

Published with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

ISBN 9780764961977
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King Sagara and Goddess Bodhiruma Notecard Folio
According to Hindu legend, King Sagara governed the ancient city of Ayodhya and the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India during the 7th century BC. One of the two paintings featured in this folio recreates the king’s ritual after a victory over his enemies: he is shown as an emperor descending from the clouds with his attendants who hold exotic tributes and ocean treasures.

Goddess Bodhiruma is a legendary Buddhist deity, named after the bodhi tree under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment. The second painting depicts the goddess and two attendants; all are dressed in elaborate attire and adorned with richly embellished jewelry.

These two paintings are associated with the Buddhist water-and-land ritual ceremony. During the ceremony, a large series of devotional paintings depicting gods from heaven, humans from earth, and demons from hell was presented for the salvation of all beings. The water-and-land ritual was developed in the 12th century during the Song dynasty, and became the favorite ritual during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Inscriptions on both paintings indicate they were commissioned by an imperial prince. The remarkable use of color and brushwork and the large scale of the paintings convey that these works were created at the imperial workshop in Beijing.

Contains five each of the following notecards:
King Sagara, c. 1740
Goddess Bodhiruma, c. 1740
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