Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a Moor-Man servant with money bags 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 identifies the figure as a 'Moor-Man Servant with Money-bags'.

Physical Description

Figure of a man on a wooden base. The base is painted red turned wood. A paper label is glued to the upper side of 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 blue and white turban, a shirt of stripped red and yellow cotton, a skirt of white and brown cotton. There is a piece of red cotton tied around his upper left arm.

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