Story-telling painting, in gouache of the 'Paithan' type, illustrating a narrative from the Mahabharata. Harishchandra at the cremation ground. Harishchandra, dressed in a blanket and with a long stick in the hand, arrives at the cremation ground in the company of Virabahu, in his usual finery and armed with a heavy stick. His duties will be to collect the garments of the dead and the tax for the use of the cremation ground.

An00996958 001 l

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