Rattle in the form of a lady playing the drum
- Other titles:
- Woman playing a drum
- Not on display
- Further information
This figure is from the rich archaeological site of Chandraketugarh in West Bengal where many terracottas have been excavated.
A female holding a hide-covered drum resting on a cloth-draped stand is hollow with a plain back and a base. Like several other pieces from this site, it seems to have been designed as a rattle because the hollow body deliberately contains what sounds like clay pellets.
Jackie Menzies, 'Dancing to the flute - Music and dance in Indian art', AGNSW, 1997. pg. 202.
- Place of origin
- India: Shunga Period circa 200–50 BCE
- 2nd century BCE-1st century BCE
- Sculpture, Ceramic
- 19.0 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1994
- Accession number
- Art of the Past, 1994, United States of America