Jewish Couple from Baghdad, People of Mumbai 
Late 19th to early 20th century 
Half baked terracotta clay with pigments

This model is of a Baghdadi Jew and his wife.The Baghdadi Jews were among the foreign communities that migrated to Mumbai (Bombay) during the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of these Jewish families resided in Byculla, where the Museum is located. The models are shown dressed in traditional Jewish clothes and headwear. Jews were also known as ‘Yahudis’ in India.

A 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.