Kalakacarya Katha; two sadhus
Medium: Ink and colours on paper
This manuscript of the Sanskrit version of the Kalaka legend was written in 'nagari' script in 1639 AD at Rajanagara, the modern Ahmadabad in Gujarat. It contains six miniatures in the archaic Jain style of the early 15th century. This miniature shows Kalaka and the god, Sakra. Kalaka is shown typically in Persian-style dress, as he is supposed to have led an invasion of Sakas (Scythians) from Sind into western India about 50 BC.
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