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An old Hindu ascetic or holy man: standing, with left arm raised above his head, and overgrown fingernails. 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 has long hair and a long grey beard; his body is smeared with ash and his forehead is decorated with three horizontal lines and a dot; he wears a saffron robe fastened around his chest and a strand of beads around his neck; he carries a staff and a cloth bundle

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

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1 painting : gouache, with watercolour ; image and border 16.5 x 10.7 cm

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Fakeer doing penance

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An old Hindu ascetic or holy man: standing, with left arm raised above his head, and overgrown fingernails. Gouache painting, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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