Figurine of man with a melon on a donkey. A man with a moustache, wearing a turban and robe and sash, trousers and boots, rides a donkey; he holds the donkey’s left ear with his left hand and balances a green watermelon with his right hand on his right thigh. The donkey has ballous eyes and wick mouth, a saddlecloth and white and red horse harness. Perhaps it represents Mullah Nasi Edin. Painted, low-fired terracotta clay in typical Samarkand style.
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