A group of six terracotta figurines made and hand painted by craftsmen in Bengal in the 1920s.
Figurative modelling flourished in Bengal from the early 18th Century onwards, and these naturalistically modelled figures are representative of everyday life in British India.
Although often obtained as souvenirs, they were also acquired by museums for educational purposes.
Now these century-old figures are beautiful little relics from colonial India, with an enduring beauty that’s unaffected by the paint chips that have come with age.
Approx 12cm in height.