Page from an album of sketches of costumes of South India (opaque watercolour with letterpress). Company School, on European paper watermarked Moreley & Saunders 1842 depicting Yogis. A a striding sannyasi with a flowing beard and wild, unkempt hair covering his back. In his right hand he carries a gourd-like vessel and in his left, a long stick. He wears a kaupina and rudraksha beads adorn his chest. The female sannyasi whose gaunt and toothless face has been remarkably observed, wears saffron robes which partly cover her bare chest and head. Like her male counterpart, she wears strings of rudraksha beads and bears a stick in her right hand. In her left hand she carries a gourd and another gourd tied to her head cloth hangs over her left shoulder. The background suggests a hilly landscape similar to no. 1951,1006.0.1.5.

An00436135 001 l

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Hilberry, M to The British Museum

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India, South
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Malabar Coast, ?

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1951
Made
1850, circa

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