Studio portrait of a group of Coorg priests.
Photographer: Nicholas and Curths
Medium: Photographic print
Portrait of eight priests from the Kodagu District, Karnataka in south-west India, taken by Nicholas and Curths in c.1860s. This was one of a series of ethnographical photographs from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. These were commissioned in the late 19th century by the Government of India in an attempt to gather information about the different racial groups in the sub-continent. Nicolas and Curths took a number of ethnographical photographs in South India.