Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a Parsi woman 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 'Parsee Woman bringing Water from Tank'.

Physical Description

Figure of a woman on a wooden base. The base is painted red turned wood. A paper label is glued to the base. The figure is plaster/composition modeled over wooden dowels, it is painted with a fair skin tone and dressed in fabric. Her garments consist of a blue sari with green, red, yellow and white trim, white blouse and trousers, and painted black shoes.

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