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Hand painted block print from Bhadgaon in Nepal. Mid 1980’s.
Department of Oriental and Judaica Collections, OS-1987-459

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Made for the Go-yatra ceremony, during which the gate to the Nepalese Heaven is opened. Only a cow is able, with its horns, to force the door of the Heaven slightly open so that the dead can squeeze themselves through. Go-yatra is performed on the first day of the dark moon in the month of sravana (in August).

29 x 23 cm.

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