Terracotta figurine of a soldier

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1920
  • Dimensions: H: 29 cm, Diameter: 7cm
  • Medium: Painted terracotta
  • Region: Karnataka
  • Museum number: FAT.00091

Painted terracotta figurine of a soldier.

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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