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TIPU'S TIGERS. Susan Stronge. V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2009. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 96 pp. with 96 ills. (85 col.). 22 x 25 cm. LC 2009-923079 ISBN 9781851775750 In English.
Exploring the historical and cultural contexts of the museum's famous mechanical toy known as Tipu's Tiger, a musical device that depicts a colonial officer being noisily devoured by a tiger, this publication examines the significance of the tiger motif in the court arts of Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), while also considering relations between England and India during his rule and the public fascination with objects looted from Tipu's treasury after his defeat by the British in 1799, presenting a wide range of historical paintings and prints, as well as sculptural objects, textiles, jewelry and other works.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — India — Sculpture, Several Media
Plans: 70,75,68
Worldwide Number: 071413
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