Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a Mahomedan, a follower of Mohammed, 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 identifies the figure as a 'Mahomedan, Delhi'.

Physical Description

Figure of a man on a turned wooden base, painted black. A paper label is glued to the upper side of 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 an orange and green tunic, and white cotton trousers. He has a painted green hat, beard and moustache.

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