Funeral, India, 1774-1781.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Funeral, India, 1774-1781.


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Engraving by Poison after a painting by Pierre Sonnerat (1748-1814) showing followers of the Hindu deity Vishnu preparing to cremate a body. Illustration from Sonnerat's 'Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781' ('Voyage to the East Indies and China, made by order of the king, from 1774 to 1781'), published in 1782.



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