Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a Chinaman 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 'Chinaman'.

Physical Description

Figure of a man on a wooden base. The base is turned wood. A paper label is glued to the upper surface of the base. The figure is plaster/composition modeled over wooden dowels, which are attached to the base through his legs. He is painted with a fair skin tone, and is dressed in fabric. He is dressed in a blue cotton tunic, trousers of white cotton, and holds a small red cloth bag in his right hand. He wears a painted brown brimmed hat and painted black shoes.

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