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English: Bhagavad Gita, a 19th century manuscript. North India.

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"Bhagavadgîta. A cheerful decoration adorns this manuscript of the Bhagavadgîta, perhaps the most popular of all Hindu religious works. Stylized and geometrical rosettes reminiscent of pre-Muslim South Asia styles are combined with floral ornament so typical of Islamic decorative art. Nineteenth-century paper manuscript from North India. (Southern Asian Collection, Asian Division)"
Date 19th century
Source Libray of Congress
Author Anonymous
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