Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a ploughman 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 of Victoria (NGV) by the India Commission of the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-81.

Physical Description

Figure of a man made from fired clay. The man is fired clay modeled over ferrous metal armature, and appears to have once been attached to a base. The figure is painted with a dark brown skin tone and is dressed in fabric. He is wearing a turban and white loin-cloth.

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