Procession to the Ganges, Celebration in Huly

Bernard Picart - engraver

Bernard Picart - engraver - Procession to the Ganges, Celebration in Huly
According to the author of the text, the Indians’ religious belief is manifested in the daily praising of idols to which offerings of food and burned frankincense are made. According to Picart, the Indians show humility to their deities by bowing deeply with their hands clasped and in the dancing of the Hindu priests. The author of the text also mentions prostitution as part of the Hindu religious tradition. The first scene depicts a ceremony in Malabaru, the other captures a religious ceremony in Bhutan.
measurements: height 362 mm
width 232 mm
material: paper
technique: etching and engraving
inventory number: R 72864
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings