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Alternate Positions for Child DeliveryDurable Link to this BLOG
While we consider birth of a child is one of the most beautiful subjects, rarely we see the event captured in works of art.

In today's entry, we present two alternate positions of child delivery depicted by Indian artists in sculptures.

The first one is from a Vijayanagar period temple in the town of Bhatkal, where the woman is squatting. The second is from the town of Nanjanagud, where the woman is standing up. Several midwives are shown assisting the woman.

© K. L. Kamat
Birth of a child  -- the natural culmination of sexual activity
The Squatting Position
Apprx. 15th Century

© K. L. Kamat
Woman Delivers while Standing Up
Woman Delivers while Standing Up
Apprx. 18th Century

First Created: Sunday, March 02, 2003
Last Updated: 3/2/2003

 

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