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Two Hindu ascetics or holy men, one holding a sword in a scabbard (left), the other smoking a hookah (right). Gouache painting, ca. 1880 (?).

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[1880? (?)]

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Credit: Two Hindu ascetics or holy men, one holding a sword in a scabbard (left), the other smoking a hookah (right). Gouache painting, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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The men are bearded, have long dark hair and wear saffron loincloths, earrings and beads. The sword bearer wears a gold belt across his right shoulder and the smoker wears a tigerskin over his left shoulder

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

Physical description

1 painting : gouache, with watercolour and gold ; sheet 16.2 x 10.8 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 566503i

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