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An emaciated Hindu ascetic or holy man, seated on a knoll under a tree, with his left hand held over his head; a richly dressed woman pours liquid into his bowl. Gouache painting, 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 man's head is shaven apart from a small lock of hair at the temple. He has a small moustache and wears a blue loincloth. A small white dog sits beside him. The woman wears richly patterned clothes including a red tunic, headress and slippers. She wears gold earrings, necklace, bracelets, nose-ring and ornament on her forehead and at at her temples. In the right background, two maidservants (?) converse furtively.

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

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1 painting : gouache, with gold on card ; image and border 21.2 x 14.9 cm

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  • Gujarati

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An emaciated Hindu ascetic or holy man, seated on a knoll under a tree, with his left hand held over his head; a richly dressed woman pours liquid into his bowl. Gouache painting, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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