Jain icon representing the released spirit

Elizabeth De Michelis e.demichelis at DIVINITY.CAM.AC.UK
Sat Mar 11 19:14:40 UTC 2006

Dear Indology members,

could anyone offer info or references to work on the history / symbology / 
ritual use of 'cutout' images (of Jinas I believe) found in jain art?

An example, with the caption "Jain icon representing the released spirit", 
may be seen at:


Many thanks

Elizabeth De Michelis

Dr Elizabeth De Michelis
University of Cambridge
Faculty of Divinity      Tel +44-(0)1223-763015
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Cambridge, UK    CB3 9BS

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