Terracotta Indian Figures

Terracotta Indian Figures

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These five terracotta Indian figures show different professions.

Such figures, sold as souvenirs to give a representation of life in India, were made in a few different regions. The style of these is that of Poonah (Pune) and they are made of painted terracotta on a metal armature. There is an army officer, a water carrier, a cook sitting down, a lady carrying a basket and a man with a fly whisk. The style is quite different to the three that we have illustrated in a previous catalogue with these figures made solely of terracotta without the dressing of material clothing etc. The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia have a collection of 82 similar figures purchased in 1867. Late 19th Century.

Female Figure size is given.

Dimensions:

Height 16 cm / 6 12"
Width 8 cm / 3 14"
Depth 8 cm / 3 14"
Period

Late 19th Century

Medium

Painted Terracotta

Country

India

Exhibitions
Lieutenant Wilmot's Bungalow

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