The Museum’s collection of clay models and dioramas document the people, lifestyles, occupations and cultures of Mumbai from the late 19th to the early 20th century. These models, made at the Museum in the early 1900’s, represent different occupations of that period. They also provide the visitors with an insight into the economics of the city of Mumbai. Many of these occupations are still practiced in the city even today.


  • Title: Occupations
  • Date: 1900/1935
  • Location: V&A Museum, Bombay
  • Physical Dimensions: Figures approx: L 14.3 cm x W 20.6 x H 15.7 cm
  • Material: Half baked terracotta clay with pigments
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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