E0844: India- Figurine, Animal

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E0844
Classification Category:
8:Communication Artifacts ➞ Art/Folk Art
Marks/Labels:
Tag: "EARTHENWARE HORSE Used as an offering to spirits, for them to ride on. (Santal)"
Materials:
clay
Dimensions:
14 cm L
7 cm W
10.5 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Ethnic Group:
-
Source Locality:
Santal, India
Description:
Animal earthenware horse figure.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)