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A priest exorcist, with two men playing cymbals and drums. Gouache painting.

Date
[1815?]
Reference
728666i
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Indian practitioners of trades, crafts, and professions. Gouache paintings, 18--.
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Description

The priest wears a tall hat resembling a gopuram of a south Indian temple like the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple at Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Publication/Creation

[1815?]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache, with indian ink and gold ; image approximately 24.5 x 26 cm

Lettering

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.

Creator/production credits

Attributed to a painter from Tanjore (Thanjavur)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 728666i

Languages

  • English

Where to find it

  • volume I

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