Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a woman wearing a red and white sari was made in Pune in India in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It was exhibited as part of a group of figures representing various castes, occupations and religious sects. Such figures were exhibited at International Exhibitions and often won awards. This figure was gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria by the India Commission of the Melbourne International Exhibition at the close of the Exhibition in 1881.

Physical Description

Figure of a woman. 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 red and white sari. The object is damaged, missing her head, feet, hands and the wooden base.

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