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Indian Figure - Man With Basket, Lucknow, Clay, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 040679

Summary:
Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a man with a basket was made in Lucknow, 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. This group was awarded a Third Order of Merit and was exhibited as part of the British India Court. It was gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) by the India Commission of the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-81.
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 dark brown skin tone and is wearing pants and a black hat. He also has a large woven basket, which is no longer attached.
Acquisition Information:
Donation (Probable) from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1880
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 28.5 cm (Height), 8 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, 1 or 1 1, 1 1, 1 and 1 1
Themes this item is part of: Clay Modelling in India, Lucknow Clay Modelling, Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Place & Date Made: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, circa 1880

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