Three Aspects of the Absolute
Folio 1 from the Nath Charit by Bulaki; India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, 1823 (Samvat 1880)
Opaque watercolor, gold and tin alloy on paper, 47 x 123 cm
Mehrangarh Museum Trust
This monumental manuscript folio depicts creation according to the Naths, a sectarian order closely associated with hatha yoga. Creation begins with a formless transcendent Nath (represented by the shimmering gold square on the right) who emanates into increasingly more material yogic beings (center and right).
Image and caption courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery