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Model gandau or funerary carving of a male figure seated on a four-legged stool, wearing a pointed domed headdress and crossbelts, made from soft wood stained dark brown with white stone eyes: Asia, South Asia, Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Chitral District, Kalash or Kalasha, early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1931.269

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Figure / man / stool

Production information

Chitral, Pakistan, ASIA

Date

Early 20th century

Style / Culture

Kalash

Materials

Wood, Stone

Physical description

Soft wood with white stone eyes

References

Jansari, Sushma, Making Myth a Reality, British Museum Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014, BMP, 2014, pp.48-51

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