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Three Hindu ascetics walking on burning embers. Gouache painting by an artist of Thanjavur (Tanjore), ca. 1800 (?).

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[1800? (?)]

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One of the men wears an ornate, conical head-dress, brightly patterned knee length trousers, sash, beads, earrings and garlands; his forehead and upper body are decorated with tilaka, or religious markings and he holds a gilded bamboo cane in his right hand; the other two men wear white dhotis (loin-cloths) edged in red, and white cloths knotted round their heads; one beats an udaku (?), or small hourglass shaped drum, the other shakes two ring-shaped rattles (?)

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1800? (?)]

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1 painting : gouache, with gold on card ; image and border 36.7 x 24.6 cm

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Ceremony of walking on live coals as a penance

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Three Hindu ascetics walking on burning embers. Gouache painting by an artist of Thanjavur (Tanjore), ca. 1800 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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