Alternative Names: Poonah Figure, Poona Figure

This clay figure of a Hindu Tailor 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 Stockbook describes the figure as a 'Hindoo Tailor'.

Physical Description

Figure of a man on a turned wooden base. The base is painted red. A paper label is glued to the base. The figure is plaster/composition modeled over wooden dowels, it is painted with a terracotta skin tone and is dressed in fabric. His garments consist of white cotton turban, shirt, tunic and trousers. He has a white cotton bundle and three pieces of textiles - orange, brown and brown with white stripes - across his shoulders. He holds a piece of red cloth in his left hand and a folded piece of brown cloth with white stripes in his right. He also has a painted beard and moustache .

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