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Indian Figure - Calf, Clay, circa 1880 Reg. No: ST 040775
- Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure
This clay figure of a Calf was made 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.
- Figure of a calf on a rectangular base of fired clay, painted red. The calf is fired clay, modelled over ferrous metal armature. The hooves, nose, ears and eyes have all been painted a dark brown, while the underneath of the calf has been painted white and its topside brown.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation (Probable) from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1880
|Dimensions:||13.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 14.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions melbourne intercolonial australasian 1866-1867, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clay Modelling in India, 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:||India, circa 1880
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