single figure (figure (art))

Figure of a woman, standing, carrying a basket loaded with fruit, from a tumpline or headband; a child sits on the basket with its legs hanging in front of the woman's shoulders. There is an anklet on the child's left leg; the right foot is missing. The woman is carrying a gourd by a strap in her left hand, and another object (missing) in her right hand. Dressed in a dark blue gathered skirt and a short-sleeved loose upper garment gathered by a waistband, with a rectangular panel at the front. The child is in blue with a button hat. Labelled: 'British Empire Exhibition 1924'.

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