GHIKA India: IX - Beggars Squat Round Temple 1959 - x +
GhiH1959-009


CN: GhiH1959-009

MT: lithograph on paper after drawing (33x43)

TX: printed at lower right <IX>

CM: "Others wind slowly uphill through the alleyways, thrusting a path between inert and wallowing cows. There is a double row, at least two hundred strong, of beggars squatting round the temple. At the threshold, dirty water for the washing of feet. Before the altar hangs a thong which all must pull to set the bell booming for God to hear. The black phallus in the inner santum, adorned with flowers, is watered all day long from a bronze basin hanging from the ceiling. A cow smells its way in." [Ghika in India]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
HADJIKYRIACO GHIKA, NICO India 1959 Icaros, Athens [portfolio with 12 lithographs (33x43) ED:400]

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