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

Date
[1880? (?)]

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Credit: A man tends a Hindu altar on a stepped dais, sheltered by a canopy. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Description

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

Lettering

Fakir's shrine at the f(?)air

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour ; sheet 26.5 x 41.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 567014i

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  • English

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