A man and a woman lie on a luxurious bed. Above them is an ornate roof while a large blue jug stands at the foot of the bed.

King Yaśodhara and Queen Amṛtamati lie in bed. After spending most of the night with her paramour, Amṛtamati comes back to the royal bedroom and lies next to her husband as if she had never left. This is why this painting is nearly identical to that of folio 25 recto.

The pitcher near the bed probably contains wine, a product often associated with amorous pleasures.

The long protruding eye is a typical feature of western Indian painting. Its origin is unclear.

Other visual elements

This is a good example of an average manuscript. A red background is used for the painting but there is no use of gold, intricate design elements or elaborate script.

The bottom of the right margin contains the number 4, which is the folio number.

In the upper and lower margins there are syllables missing from the main text, or corrections. The number before them is the line number where they should be inserted.


The script used for the main text is the Jaina Devanāgarī script. It is used for writing numerous Indian languages, here Apabhraṃśa Prakrit.