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The holy Cow personified as World Mother with many Sanskrit verses. Chromolithograph.

  • Ravi Varma, 1848-1906.
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The Holy cow's body is divided up between many holy men, deities and elements, underneath Dharmarāja, King of Justice is praying and a farmer gives milk to Hindus, Parsees and Englishmen. The Shlokas (Sanskrit verses) are acts for the protection of cows which in turn are protection of ancestors


[Bombay] : Anant Shivaji Desai Motibazar Mumbai (Karla Lonavla : Ravi Varma Press)

Physical description

1 print : oleograph

Lettering note

Lettering also in Devanagari script
Lettering continues: Registered no. 530B
Lettering continues: "Give me milk"


Wellcome Library no. 26687i

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in “Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine” at Wellcome Collection, 16 November 2017 – 8 April 2018



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