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Model of a Bohra couple from Surat

1900/1935

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

These models depict a Bohra couple from Surat. The Bohras were amongst the first communities to settle in Mumbai (Bombay) after the arrival of the East India Company and played a crucial role in the development of the city as a thriving trading and industrial centre. The collection of clay models on display in the Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery showcases the people of Mumbai, their lifestyles and culture, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These models further illustrate art historical developments of that time and innovations in creating new art forms.

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  • Title: Model of a Bohra couple from Surat
  • Date: 1900/1935
  • Location: V&A Museum, Bombay
  • Material: Half-baked terracotta and pigment.
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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