Votive offering to goddess Mata

Made:
1898-1899 in Hyderabad

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Carved wooden votive offering, crudely executed figure of female(?), with peg to fit into base, offered to Mata, Goddess of smallpox, during 1898-1899 famine, Nizam's dominions, Hyderabad, India, 1898-1899; secured to long wooden display stand along with three other statues, see A79208-A79209 and A79211

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A79210
Materials:
complete and wood (unidentified)
type:
votive offering
taxonomy:
credit:
Luxmore