Ivory artisans
c.1913 - 14 
Half baked terracotta clay with pigments

The Museum has a unique collection of clay models that showcases the people of Mumbai, their lifestyles and culture, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection includes models of craftsmen practicing traditional crafts and occupations.

This is a model of artisans producing ivory products using traditional tools. Ivory articles were in great demand in the Western market during the colonial period. The chief centres for ivory production in the Indian subcontinent were Delhi in north India, Murshidabad in West Bengal, Mysore in South India and Moulmein in Burma. The Museum has a fine collection of ivory articles and figurines produced at these centres.