Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a man wearing a rope belt was made in Krishnanagar province, India. It was exhibited at the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880, as part of a group of figures representing various castes, occupations and religious sects in India. It was gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) by the India Commission of the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-81.

Physical Description

Figure of a man on a square base made from fired clay, painted white. The man is fired clay modeled over ferrous metal armature, which attaches to the base. The figure is painted with a terracotta skin tone and is wearing white shirt, coat and trousers, with a twisted brown rope belt. He has a painted white skull cap. He is holding some sort of tool in his hands.

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