Science Art: Catafalque at a Funeral at Hubbatale, ca. 1925 from “Mortuary ritual of the Badagas of Southern India” by Paul Hockings.

CatafalqueAtHubbutale

Found on Archive.org’s collection of Fieldiana.

A “catafalque” is a kind of dais on which a coffin rests when it’s on display, as for a state funeral.