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Full-length standing portrait of Manickjee Antarya, the celebrated Parsee traveller, Bombay.

Full-length standing portrait of Manickjee Antarya, the celebrated Parsee traveller, Bombay.

Photographer: Chintamon, Hurrichund

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/42(4357)

Item number: 4357

Length: 18.4

Width: 15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Studio portrait of the celebrated Parsee traveller Manickjee Antarya in Bombay, posed against a painted backdrop of a rustic scene. This photograph was taken by Hurrichund Chintamon and is one of a series of Ethnographical images from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, shown at the Paris Exhibition in 1867. Parsees are followers of Zoroaster, and descendants of Persians who fled to India in the seventh and eighth centuries to escape Muslim persecution.

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