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Guru Nanak cutting the sacred thread

Unknown, Sikh School1800/1899

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

A very unusual sword-wielding Nanak. He rejected the discriminatory caste system and initiated the tradition ot community eating (langar) to counter it.

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  • Title: Guru Nanak cutting the sacred thread
  • Creator: Unknown, Sikh School
  • Date: 1800/1899
  • Location: Punjab
  • Physical Dimensions: Natural pigment on paper, 20 X 16.3 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Sikh School
  • Type: Miniature Painting

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