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Potters of Ahmadabad 4924

Potters of Ahmadabad 4924

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/52(4924)

Item number: 4924

Length: 12.5

Width: 19.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of potters at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of Indian Collections. This image, showing a group of potters at work, was probably shown at an exhibition in Europe. The kumhar (potter) makes unglazed terracotta or earthenware pots for storage of grain, spices or pickles. Vessels for eating and drinking are usually made of metal or glass. However, small disposable drinking vessels, that are used once and then thrown away, are made of terracotta.

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