Four male ascetics, From a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and procession scenes, Tanjore, ca. 1830
Painting; gouache and watercolour.
Four male ascetics:
1. A Bhairagi (Vaishnavite devotee), in a loin cloth, carrying a lota and a rosary.
2. A mendicant (gosain)
3. A non-Brahmin Karnataka priest.
4. A fakir carrying a fan and a bird in a cage.
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