Figure of a Tiger / "Baagh"


Sanskriti Museums

Sanskriti Museums
New Delhi, India

It is a figure of a tiger, ready for action with mouth open and teeth bared. It is a simple figure whose central elements (the head and body) are wheel-thrown by a potter, and then limbs, facial features, ornamentation are added. Tigers are offered to the goddess Dhante Sara Devi and Mauli Devi to prevent illness and avoid misfortune and trouble.


  • Title: Figure of a Tiger / "Baagh"
  • Date Created: 1971/2000
  • Location: Bastar, Chhattisgarh
  • Physical Dimensions: L 33cm x W 14cm x H 30cm
  • Medium: Clay
  • Technique: Wheel turned, hand moulding and fired
  • Period: Last Quarter of 20th Century

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