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Statuette

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Object Number:90-13-57
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Malhar
Provenience: India
Date Made: 1900-1986
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1986
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Technique:Dhokra
Iconography:Elephant
Human
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1990

Description

Appears to be dhokra work-clay core visible from underneath. Four-armed, human-shaped figurine with a stylized elephant's head (trunk, tusks, ears). Back less decorated than front. Upper body shinier than lower body-possibly due to handling.

Bibliography:

[Article] Horne, Lee C. 1987. "The Brasscasters of Dariapur, West Bengal: Artisans in a Changing World". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 29. no. 3. pg. 39-46 General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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