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Jain religious artifacts collection

Identifier: MS 710
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Content Description

Prayer and worship items of the Jain religion, including embroidered textiles, wooden folding cradle for sacred text, framed mantra text with deity sculpture, red painted metal tray with accompanying red box with red vessel inside, and more.


  • 2017

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center. Contact for assistance.

Biographical / Historical

Jainism is an Indian religion teaching a path to spiritual purity and enlightenment through disciplined nonviolence (ahimsa, literally “noninjury”) to all living creatures. It began as a monastic religion. Along with Hinduism and Buddhism, Jainism is one of the three most ancient Indian religious traditions still in existence and an integral part of South Asian religious belief and practice. [Excerpted from]


4 Linear Feet (1 3 ft. flat box, 1 carton)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Sulekh Jain, Chairman, Governing Council of International School for Jain Studies, in 2017.

Related Materials

Published books cataloged for general collection in Fondren Library, searchable in the Fondren catalog via this gift note "Gift of Dr. Sulekh and Ravi Jain."
Guide to the Jain religious artifacts collection
Amanda Focke
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA