figure (art)

Terracotta representing a musician riding a camel. Part-painted. A man with a moustache and playing a lute is seated cross-legged on an oval platform balanced across two chests tied on either side of a dromedaries hump. The man is dressed in a blue cap and striped turban, an open robe with cintamani decoration, a blue spotted shirt, plain blue trousers and high boots. He is seated on a mat with blue and cream design spread on the oval platform. The stylised camel has a long neck, a crest and neck with upright hair and is painted with flower motifs on the neck and legs, with a saddlecloth in blue, white and brown. Two chests, rectangular with domed lids and a padlock are lashed across its back. The chests are lashed across its back. The chests are decorated with motifs of flowers, hearts, triangles and circles.

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