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Fakir, 1900

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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on a photo print by R.C Mazumdar
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• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity
• Ships in a Tube


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Taken c. 1900, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
(Wellcome Collection)

"Benares, now known as Varanasi is considered one of the great holy cities in India on the banks of the Ganges river. Sādhus, or holy men, of which there are several million, are revered by many Indians, and are a common sight now as they were over a century ago. The long, thick dreadlocks wraps are known as jata. The sādhus' ghostly appearance is explained by smearing themselves in ash from sandalwood, incense, or the ash of cremated bodies.

The origins of the bed of nails can be found in the Mahabharata, an ancient Sanskrit poem. In it, the celibate warrior Bhishma was killed by the archer Arjuna in battle, pierced by innumerable arrows. The sight of Bhishma's fall on a bed of arrows was said to humble the gods."

Jordan J. Lloyd

Original Caption

"Benares, India: a fakir sitting on a bed of nails. Photograph by R.C. Mazumdar, ca. 1900 (?)."

PRINT SIZES

Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.

LISTED SIZES

M – 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)

PRINTED IMAGE SIZE

Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

M – 9" × 12 ½" (22.9× 31.8 cm)
L – 12" × 16 ¾" (30.5 × 42.6 cm)
XXL – 24" × 33 ½" (61 × 85 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.

THE SMALL PRINT

‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.