Sold out
Tipu'S Tiger

Tipu'S Tiger

Susan Stronge

Rs. 195.00
Out of stock In stock
Size Guide

SHARE

TIPU'S TIGER is one of the Victoria and Albert Museum's most enduringly famous and fascinating objects. It was made for Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore who was killed by the British in 1799 during the final onslaught on his island capital, Seringapatam. After the victory, his treasury was seized and its precious contents rapidly divided between the soldiers of the East India Company army. The spectacular wooden tiger survived, however, Discovered in the music room of the palace, it was shipped to the Company's new museum in London in I800. This accessible and beautiful book tells the story of the tiger's travels from India to the V&A, showing how it has inspired artists and authors, and frightened or entertained the public since its first appearance in England. It also discusses the intriguing meanings of the many tiger motifs on Tipu Sultan's personal commissions, from his jewelled golden throne and idiosyncratic weapons to the emblematic wooden semi-automaton.

Publisher
Roli Books
ISBN
9788174367259
Binding
Hardback
Weight (kg)
0.4
Height (in)
8
Width (in)
5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
11 / 09 / 2009

Trending Now

New Arrival
Best Seller

Louis I Kahn : Revised and Expanded Edition

Robert McCarter
Rs. 11,760.00
Best Seller

Fashionpedia: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

Rs. 3,577.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985

Martino Stierli and Anoma Pieris
Rs. 4,704.00

The Art Book, revised edition

Phaidon Editors
Rs. 2,936.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

The Big Book of Belonging (Signed Copy)

Yuval Zommer
Rs. 1,470.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

The Man Who Bent Light: Father of Fibre Optics

Narinder Singh Kapany
Rs. 995.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

The Sardar of Spin: A Celebration of the Life and Art of Bishan Singh Bedi

Neha Bedi, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar et all
Rs. 595.00
Best Seller

Dining With The Nawabs

Meera Ali, Karam Puri
Rs. 4,995.00
Best Seller

Patterns of India: A Colouring Book

Henry Wilson
Rs. 795.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

Textilepedia

Rs. 3,087.00
Best Seller
-8% off

Diary of Frida Kahlo

Carlos Fuentes
Rs. 2,364.00 Rs. 2,156.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

India: A Story Through 100 Objects

Vidya Dehejia
Rs. 2,495.00
Best Seller

Delhi :Red Fort To Raisina

Rs. 3,500.00
Best Seller

Pure Healthy Special And Simple Series Gift Box

Vidhu Mittal
Rs. 5,999.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

The Big Book of Blooms

Yuval Zommer
Rs. 1,470.00
Best Seller

The Big Book of Birds

Yuval Zommer and Barbara Taylor
Rs. 1,470.00
New Arrival
Best Seller

The House Of Scindias: A Saga Of Power, Politics And Intrigue

Rasheed Kidwai
Rs. 395.00
Best Seller

Fractured Freedom

Kobad Ghandy
Rs. 595.00
Best Seller

Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India

Margaret MacMillan
Rs. 699.00
Best Seller

An Unknown Treasure in Rajasthan: The Bundi Wall-Paintings

Milo C. Beach and Hilde Lauwaert
Rs. 2,995.00

Recently Viewed Products

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Ok, got it