Terracotta figurine of a royal lady

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1920
  • Dimensions: H: 30 cm, W: 11 cm, D: 8 cm
  • Medium: Painted terracotta
  • Region: Karnataka
  • Museum number: FAT.00098

Painted terracotta figurine of a royal lady.

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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