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A man tends a Hindu altar on a stepped dais, sheltered by a canopy. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?).

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[1880? (?)]

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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The dais appears to be on a walled verandah, with trees and sky in the distance; the man places four seashells on the altar around a statuette representing a three-headed snake (?); in the foreground, a bearded sadhu (holy man) carries a sword, while three other sadhus are visible in the background

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1880? (?)]

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1 painting : watercolour ; sheet 26.5 x 41.5 cm

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Fakir's shrine at the f(?)air

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A man tends a Hindu altar on a stepped dais, sheltered by a canopy. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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