Artist unknown, INDIAN

1963.24.jpg

Description

Brahmins of the Halabar Coast, ca. early 20th C.
Tempera
14 3/4 x 10 3/4" SHEET
Indian folk painting of two Bramins walking along the Halabar Coast. Brahmin is a varna in Hinduism specialising as priests, teachers and protectors of sacred learning across generations. The traditional occupation of Brahmins was that of priesthood at the Hindu temples or at socio-religious ceremonies and rite of passage rituals such as solemnising a wedding with hymns and prayers.

Date

ca. early 20th C.

Creator

Artist unknown, INDIAN

Source

Gift of John E. Carr

Identifier

1963.24

Collection

Citation

Artist unknown, INDIAN, “Artist unknown, INDIAN,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 27, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/14844.