Terracotta figurine of Bharat Mata

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1920
  • Dimensions: H: 33.5 cm, Diameter: 8 cm
  • Medium: Painted terracotta
  • Region: Karnataka
  • Museum number: FAT.00092

Painted terracotta figurine of Bharat Mata with flag

This kind of moulded and painted terracotta idol is mainly used for worship during the Navaratri festival in southern India. Characters are usually drawn from mythologies and local legends, though depictions of people from rural societies are also not uncommon.

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