Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

Clay figure of a woman wearing a white lace shawl 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 woman on a square base made from fired clay, painted white. The woman is fired clay modelled over ferrous metal armature, which attaches to the base. The figure is painted with a dark brown skin tone and is dressed in fabric. Her garments consist of a white and red cotton skirt and a white lace shawl with red trim.

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