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Costume doll

Costume doll

  • Place of origin:

    Hyderabad (made)

  • Date:

    19th Century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    modelled and painted clay figures

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Chaprasi (messenger) with hands in namaste position. He is standing on a yellow and black 'tiled' base indicating indoors.

Place of Origin

Hyderabad (made)


19th Century (made)

Materials and Techniques

modelled and painted clay figures


Height: 9.5 in, Width: 3.5 in maximum

Object history note

This figure comes from a set of 15 figures depicting Indians of various castes and occupations.

Descriptive line

Clay figure modelled by a court artist; Chaprasi (messenger), Hyderabad, 19th Century.

Production Note

Modelled from life by the court artist for the Nizam of Hyderabad


Clay; Paint


Modelling; Painting


South & South East Asia Collection

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