Terracotta figurine of female musician

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1920
  • Dimensions: H: 39.5 cm, W: 12.5 cm, D: 12 cm
  • Medium: Natural pigments on terracotta
  • Region: Karnataka
  • Museum number: FAT.00087

Painted terracotta figurine of female musician.

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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