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Bengali metal stamp lettering

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John Hudson's picture
Joined: 21 Dec 2002 - 11:00am
Bengali metal stamp lettering

Here’s an image of some interesting Bengali lettering I found in the British Museum on a recent visit. The top image shows the not-quite-type: a metal stamp used by devotees of Vishnu to print on their clothing and bodies during religious rituals. The bottom image shows the printed result. I really like the adaptation of the letterforms to the medium.