Antique Print of a Sinhalese Deity and a Guardian Deity of Ceylon, Sri Lanka

Productnr.: BGI-01160

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Two images on one plate. The first image shows a Sinhalese deity with an elephant's head. The second image shows a guardian deity of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This print originates from 'Naaukeurige beschryving der godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zeden en gewoontens van alle volkeren der waereldt.', a Dutch edition or its French edition 'Ceremonies et coutumes Religieuses...' , by A. Moubach, 1727-1738 (French edition 1721-1725). An English edition called 'Ceremonies and religious Rites of the various nations of the known world....', appeared in 1733. It was the most elaborate history of world religion published up to that time. The plates in this work were adapted by B. Picart and others from various sources including de Bry.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Minor wear and soiling. Please study image carefully.

Date: 1729

Overall size: 24.6 x 39.5 cm.