Marriage ceremony

Marriage ceremony

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Caption: The marriage ceremony of Vasudeva and Devaki. The couple sit side by side beneath a canopy decorated with parakeets and a fire before them is tended by a priest who burns incense. Household ladies and other priests are gathered on either side; women are at the palace windows above. Opaque watercolour. Originally published in c.1760-1822.

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Keywords: canopy, ceremony and ritual, coverings and hangings, female, females, furnishing, historical, history, marriage, rite of passage, watercolour, wedding, woman, women

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