A priest exorcist, with two men playing cymbals and drums. Gouache painting.
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The priest wears a tall hat resembling a gopuram of a south Indian temple like the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple at Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Priest of Turopathy Ammen. A goddess sect of Vishnu. Are of different casts & languages. They are employed to cast out evil spirits, and to dance at her feasts.
1 painting : gouache, with indian ink and gold ; image approximately 24.5 x 26 cm
Wellcome Library no. 728666i
Attributed to a painter from Tanjore (Thanjavur)