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Indian Figure - Hindu Lady, Poona, Clay, circa 1867 Object Reg. No: ST 039942

Summary:
Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a Hindu Lady wearing a green and red 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 accessioned by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in 1867 as a purchase from Stubb and Co.
Description:
Figure of a woman on a wooden base. The base is painted black, turned wood. 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 green cotton blouse and a red cotton sari with gold trim, she is also holding a piece of blue and gold cotton in her left hand.
Acquisition Information:
Donation (Probable) from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1880
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15.5 cm (Height), 5.5 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, dolls, crafts, handcrafts, modelmaking, artistic practices, indigenous cultures, sculpture, artists, religions hinduism
Themes this item is part of: Clay Modelling in India, Poona (Poonah/Pune) Clay Modelling, Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Affiliated Institutions
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Place & Date Made: Pune, Maharashtra, India, circa 1867

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