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Indian Figure - Low Caste Hindu Villager, Poona, Clay, circa 1867 Reg. No: ST 039843
- Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure
This clay figure of a low caste Hindu villager was part of a series of 82 Indian clay figures purchased from Stubb and Co for £9.10 in 1867 by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The group of figures, which came from Pune (Poonah), represented various castes, occupations and religious sects in India. The NGV Stock book records identify the figure as a 'Villager (Low Caste Hindoo) with species of Ant-eater'.
- Figure of a man on a wooden base. The base is painted brown turned wood. A paper label is glued to the base. The figure is plaster/composition modeled over wooden dowels, it is painted with a dark brown skin tone and dressed in fabric. His garments consist of a white cotton loincloth and tunic and he is carrying a piece of black cotton over his right shoulder.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation (Probable) from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1880
|Dimensions:||13.5 cm (Height), 5 cm (Width)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Printed in black ink on a paper label glued to the base: 27|
|Place & Date Made:||Pune, Maharashtra, India, circa 1867
NGV Stockbook gives date range.