Shrinathji: Terracotta Art by Dinesh Molela
Size : Medium
Dimensions : H: 1.3(ft) by W: 0.8(ft) | H: 15(in) by W: 10(in)
Medium : Sculpture on clay
Teracotta art has been practised in India for thousands of years, dating back to the Indus Valley civilization. Clay is used to make earthenware, figurines, and other ornamental items. Clay is dried and then fried at extremely high temperatures to allow it to take shape. The artform also has a spiritual importance, as it is claimed in Hinduism that this material uses the five components of the universe: air, water, fire, ether, and earth. States including as Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, and Rajasthan have a long and illustrious history with the art form.