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Model

  • Place of origin:

    India (north, made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted clay

  • Museum number:

    IS.195-1949

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An ascetic with his left foot bound up as a penance. Ascetics are religious devotees who practice cult religions such as Shakta or Naga and are typically known as Sadhus or ascetics. They are detached from life, although not necessarily devoid of its pleasures. The Sadhus practice rituals involving fire, water, yoga, and meditation, and beg for a living, following the lifestyle of Lord Shiva.

Place of Origin

India (north, made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted clay

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in maximum, Width: 4 in maximum

Descriptive line

Clay model, an ascetic with his left foot bound up, India, late 19th century

Materials

Clay; Paint

Techniques

Modelling; Painting

Categories

Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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