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- A Place & Date Made Krishnanagar, India
Indian Figure - Man Wearing Brown & Yellow Belt, Krishnanagar, Clay, circa 1880 Reg. No: ST 040637
- Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure
This figure of a man wearing a brown and yellow belt 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 by the India Commission of the Melbourne 1880 International Exhibition.
- Figure of a man on a square base made from fired clay, painted white. The number 3 printed in black ink is written on the base. The man is fired clay modeled over ferrous metal armature, which attaches to the base. The figure is painted with a medium brown skin tone and is wearing a white pants, shirt and coat, with a twisted brown belt and is wearing a white broad brimmed hat. The object is in damaged, dirty and cracked and the textiles are dirty faded and insect damaged.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation (Probable) from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1880
|Dimensions:||24.5 cm (Height)|
|Dimension Comment:||BASE 7 BY 6.5|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clay Modelling in India, Krishnanagar Clay Modelling, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne International Exhibition 1880|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition heritage|
|Inscriptions:||Handwritten on base: 3.|
|Place & Date Made:||Krishnanagar, West Bengal, India, circa 1880
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