Svetamallara (Setmallar). Sitting on a wild animal skin, an ascetic holds two of his braids. The rainy season is evoked by the clouds in the sky and the cataka birds quench their thirst in the water: the legend says that they drink only rainwater. Comic heads are in the rocks, reminiscent of a Persian drawing tradition. The attitude of the ascetic both arms in the air perhaps evokes an exercise in mortification. Rajput, Provincial Mughal, 18th century.