Revealing a Hidden Treasure: A Jain Shrine from India

Exhibition Website

Jun 20 2014 - Apr 14 2019

Acquired in 1932, this ornately carved and painted shrine spent the next 70 years in storage at the Nelson-Atkins. Before it could go on exhibition, conservators spent over a year cleaning, conserving and studying the shrine. The results of their work are presented in “Revealing a Hidden Treasure: A Jain Shrine from India.

Exhibition overview from museum website
Jain Shrine, 16th century, Indian. Wood, glass, polychrome paint and gold leaf, Overall: 80 3/4 × 71 1/2 × 51 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 32-136.

  • Decorative Arts
  • Asian
  • 15th - 17th Century
  • Sacred
  • India

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