The caption describes only the lower panel (1888)
Source: ebay, Nov. 2005
"1 A Brahmin jewel trader, a follower of Shiva, carrying
a sample of his wares in his hand. He has a small silk turban, of which
one fold hangs down over his forehead, bearing the insignia of his sect.
A large gold medallion lies on his chest. A billowing tunic falls below
the knees, covering wide trousers of Turkish design, and a cashmere shawl
is worn as a sash slung over his shoulder. 2 A Rajah
of Gingy in the Kamataka, a follower of Vishnu. The folds of
his fine silk headdress are wound tightly, leaving the ears exposed, and
a small shield of rhinoceros hide and a bow and quiver hang from his shoulders.
3 A Pathan Muslim, wearing a muslin turban wound in the style of his religion.
The remainder of his clothing, however, appears more
typical of the Hindus. 4 The Rajah of Tanjore in the Kamataka, a member
of the Mahrat caste and an adherent of Vishnu. His turban is made of embroidered
silk and is decorated at the front with a brooch holding an eagle's feather
in place. He is wearing diamond earrings, a white muslin robe, a cashmere
belt and a plaited shoulder belt. The illustration on the top depicts a
funeral of a Brahmin, which is a member of the highest, or priestly, class
among the Hindus."