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For Śvetāmbara Murtīpūjaka (“Image-Worshipping”) Jains, sculptures of Jinas (the 24 omniscient and liberated teachers of this world age) are at the center of devotional practice. Images are created from a variety of materials – with stone and metal being the most common – and they are fou…

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Owen, Lisa N., “Sculpture”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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