figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Painted clay figure of Kali in relief set against a stele with scalloped semicircular pediment painted red with gold detailing topped with a small domed finial. Kali has black painted face and arms, red-painted protruding tongue and body, gold chain round neck and circular gold motif on forehead. No legs. Blue-painted pillar to either side. Integral circular hollow plinth painted bluwe with gold edging. Reverse painted white with small circular hole in upper part for firing. Small circular white label on reverse with 'no. 62'. Considerable repair and small piece missing on reverse. Catalogue card missing from HM.

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