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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.14
People
William Gedney
Title
India (Wrestler Exercising on a Terrace)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
c. 1970
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Benares
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/323617
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver gelatin print
Dimensions
19.69 x 28.89 cm (7 3/4 x 11 3/8 in.)
Provenance
Howard Greenberg Gallery.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Jose M. Soriano
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.14
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A wrestler holds himself off the ground with his hands in the lower right corner. An earthen barrier runs diagonally through the composition, separating him from a row of seven training batons and two blocks. Parallel to this is the hard edge of the embankment, overlooking a glowing white body of water, the Ganges River, and a distant shoreline. This photograph is a powerful study in tonality, with the deep shading of the wrestler's muscular back contrasting with the lightness of the river.

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