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Figure - A Muslim preacher or scholar

A Muslim preacher or scholar

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Berhampur (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    ivory, carving

  • Museum number:

    02373(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An ivory carving of a man standing wearing a turban, long coat and tunic with a sash at the waist. He holds a book open in his left hand and has his right hand raised, in the manner of a Muslim preacher or scholar. The style of dress looks Iranian (Persian) in origin.

Place of Origin

Berhampur (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

ivory, carving

Dimensions

Height: 12.9 cm

Descriptive line

Sculpture, ivory, carved

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Carved

Subjects depicted

Beard; Turban

Categories

Sculpture; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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