Retables in Kerala's St. Thomas Churches

in Image Gallery
Published on: 27 July 2018

Barnett Varghese

A Master of Art History and Aesthetics from M.S. University Baroda, Barnett currently works as a Research Assistant for the Centre for Art & Archaeology, American Institute of Indian Studies.

Retables are the most ornate element in churches; elysian, Biblical imageries framed in elaborate panels, they serve as the visual manifestation of divine presence sought by devotees. The gallery displays several retables found in churches of the St Thomas Christians of Kerala.

Photographs courtesy of the American Institute of Indian Studies. All the photographs have been taken by Dharmpal Nanda.