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A well-dressed Hindu ascetic or holy man receiving gifts from a richly dressed woman. Gouache painting by an artist of Thanjavur (Tanjore), ca. 1800 (?).

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[1800? (?)]

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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The man is bearded and wears a tall, brimless, patterned hat, with saffron cloak, red dhoti (?), sandals and several strands of beads; he carries a short curved stick (?) and a hookah (?); the woman wears dark clothes and yellow slippers, with a gold-embroidered shawl, gold nose-ring and earrings, and gold ornaments on her forehead and in her hair; she proffers beads and a gold prayer-rattle (?)

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1800? (?)]

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1 painting : gouache, with gold on card ; image and border 35 x 24.3 cm

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A well-dressed Hindu ascetic or holy man receiving gifts from a richly dressed woman. Gouache painting by an artist of Thanjavur (Tanjore), ca. 1800 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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