This is an original 1878 black and white wood engraving of Hindus celebrating the Nag Panchami, a festival held on the fifth day after Amavasya in the month of Shraavana. Typically, cobras are worshipped, and gifts of milk and honey are placed into fields. Shown in this illustration is the festival taking place in Mumbai, India.
This 133+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling.
Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches; 17 x 24 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Bombay, snake, Hinduism, Nagas