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A Brahmin praying to the Sun-god. Coloured lithograph, 1851.

  • Belnos, S. C., Mrs
Date
1851
Reference
587480i
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Description

A Brahmin performs worship to Surya, who personifies the sun and is regarded as the source of light and warmth. Surya controls the seasons and has the power to grant or withhold the ripening of crops, so is greatly revered throughout India

Publication/Creation

[London] : [publisher not identified], 1851 ([London] : Day & Son)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 33 x 26 cm

Contributors

Lettering

Pooja of Soorya.

References note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 477.21

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 587480i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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