Votive offering in anthropomorphic form to goddess Mata

Made:
1898-1899 in Hyderabad

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Carved wooden votive offering, crudely executed in anthropomorphic form, possibly female, offered to Mata, Goddess of smallpox, during famine, Nizam's dominions, Hyderabad, India, 1898-1899; secured to long wooden base along with three other statues, see A79209 -A79211

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A79208
Materials:
complete and wood (unidentified)
type:
votive offering
taxonomy:
credit:
Luxmore