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Pair of Painted Wooden Indian Figures


Category: Artwork

A pair of decorative, carved, polychrome wooden Indian Figures.

Its likely that the figures were brought back to Britain as souvenirs in the 19th century. The East India Company fuelled the desire for paintings and figures by travellers by setting up their own workshops to meet the demand.

This pair of figures are well carved and neatly painted even down to the man's moustache. It is probable that he originally held something in his right hand which has long since been lost. Late 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 30cm x W 12.5cm
    H 11¾" x W 4¾"

  • Period: Late 19th Century
  • Medium: Polychrome Wood
  • Country: India
  • Exhibition: Illuminating India
  • Condition: Generally good, the odd toe etc. missing
  • Reference Number: 82457