• Colorized giclée art print
• Printed on museum-grade archival stock
• Ships in a Tube
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
Taken c. 1900, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
"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
"Benares, India: a fakir sitting on a bed of nails. Photograph by R.C. Mazumdar, ca. 1900 (?)."
Our prints come in three popular sizes so you can frame them yourself.
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
Proudly printed by the Silverhill Press, an independent printer based in St–Leonards–On–Sea on the south coast of England. More information about our prints can be found here.
This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.