Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a man sitting cross-legged 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 sitting cross-legged made from fired clay on a square wooden base. The man is fired clay modeled over ferrous metal armature, which attaches to the base. The figure is painted with a dark brown skin tone and is dressed in fabric. He is wearing a pink loin-cloth, and has a piece of red string tied around his upper right arm. He has real hair on his face, head and chest.

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