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Two Hindu ascetics or holy men, seated on a verandah by moonlight, listen to music played by a deity (?) on a vina. 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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A small white dog (?) sleeps on the verandah. The men display the usual accoutrements of the ascetic life: saffron robe and loincloth, beads and asho (wooden handrest), but the picture is otherwise filled with signs of plenty: two bowls of fruit are placed before the men; the background is a large tree laden with fruit, some of which have fallen to the ground; fish are seen swimming in a river and in a lake, where lotus blossoms float; on a distant hilltop stands a palace

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

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1 painting : gouache, with gold on card ; sheet 20.5 x 13.3 cm

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  • Gujarati

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Two Hindu ascetics or holy men, seated on a verandah by moonlight, listen to music played by a deity (?) on a vina. Gouache painting, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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