Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of an English clerk was part of a series of 82 Indian clay figures purchased from Stubb and Co for £9.10 in 1867 by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The group of figures, which came from Pune (Poonah), represented various castes, occupations and religious sects in India. The NGV Stock book records identify the figure as a 'Purvoe (English Clerk)'.

Physical Description

Figure of a man on a wooden base. The base is painted brown turned wood. A paper label is glued to the base. The figure is plaster/composition modeled over wooden dowels, it is painted with a terracotta skin tone and is dressed in fabric. His garments consist of white shirt, coat and trousers, all with red and black trim, and painted red shoes and a hat.

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