These five terracotta Indian figures show different professions.
Such figures, sold as souvenirs to give a representation of life in India, were made in a few different regions. The style of these is that of Poonah (Pune) and they are made of painted terracotta on a metal armature. There is an army officer, a water carrier, a cook sitting down, a lady carrying a basket and a man with a fly whisk. The style is quite different to the three that we have illustrated in a previous catalogue with these figures made solely of terracotta without the dressing of material clothing etc. The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia have a collection of 82 similar figures purchased in 1867. Late 19th Century.
Female Figure size is given.