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Figure - figurine of a tiger

figurine of a tiger

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Chhota Udaipur (Gujarat, made)

  • Date:

    1971-2 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Punja Jetha Kumhar (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand thrown and modelled terracotta

  • Museum number:

    IS.27-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This terracotta tiger figurine is made up of a series of thrown cylindrical pieces which have been assembled with additional modelling and strips of clay decorated with impressed finger prints. A white chalky pigment has been splashed over the object. It was made by a Hindu potter for use by Bhil tribesmen in their open-air shrines.

Physical description

This terracotta tiger figurine is made up of a series of thrown cylindrical pieces which have been assembled with additional modelling and strips of clay decorated with impressed finger prints. A white chalky pigment has been splashed over the object.

Place of Origin

Chhota Udaipur (Gujarat, made)

Date

1971-2 (made)

Artist/maker

Punja Jetha Kumhar (maker)

Materials and Techniques

hand thrown and modelled terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 61.8 cm, Width: 33 cm, Length: 34.5 cm

Historical context note

This object was made by a Hindu potter for use by Bhil tribesmen in their open-air shrines. See Burton, R, 'Tribal terracotta figurines in Gujarat: the technology of their production', South Asian Studies, 1985, vol 1, pp.67-77

Descriptive line

tiger; Pottery, terracotta, Udaipur, 1971-72

Production Note

made in the outskirts of Chhota Udaipur in an area known as Vesedi

Materials

Terracotta

Techniques

Hand thrown; Modelled

Subjects depicted

Tiger

Categories

Folk Art

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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