Purandara Dasa is a historical figure born in the late fifteenth century. Purandara Dasa is a saint, a Haridasa (A great devotee of Lord Krishna), a reformer, a composer and singer of Carnatic music.
A much loved and revered idol. The idol is about 6 cm in height.
This idol is possibly from North Deccan, see the epaulettes (Side and back views). Going by the ritual wear, this idol probably dates prior to the nineteenth century.