5,0 cm high
Maharashtra/Madhya Pradesh, India
Dark patina, probably found in a well
The person has a stick in each hand and the holy string (yajnopavita) over the chest.
This string is the sign of a young man who is starting his studies.
If he dies at this point of his life, he turns into a ghost (munja)
To appease him a statue like this is put on the altar of the house
After some time a ceremonie is conducted and the ghost turns into a protector (pitra) of the family
Sometimes the statues are submerged in water after this