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A Hindu ascetic or holy man: suspended by a hook and two spikes inserted through the muscles of his back. Gouache painting by an Indian artist, ca. 1880 (?).

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[1880? (?)]

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Credit: A Hindu ascetic or holy man: suspended by a hook and two spikes inserted through the muscles of his back. Gouache painting by an Indian artist, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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The man is suspended from one end of a cross-beam mounted on a pole. Two men are turning the cross-beam by means of a rope attached to its other end. A crowd of men have assembled to watch the scene, most standing, some on horseback and some on elephants

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

Physical description

1 painting : gouache, with watercolour ; image and border 30.8 x 38.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 566952i

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