Details
IMAGE number
ROC399006
Title
Bird of paradise (huma) from Tipu Sultan's throne, c.1787-91 (mixed media)
Artist
Indian School, (18th century) / Indian
Location
Royal Collection Trust
Medium
mixed media
Dimensions
42x20x28 cms
Description
presented by the East India Company to George III (1738-1820) in 1800 given to Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), bequeathed to four of her daughters in 1818, then given to George IV (1762-1830) in 1818; Originally belonged to Tipu Sultan (1750-99), de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, Indian ruler and resister of the East India Company was killed by the British on May 4th, 1799 ; made from gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, pearls and silver gilt; Asian; gems; gemstones;
Photo credit
© Royal Collection / Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2021 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
decoration / decorated / decorative / ornate / ornamental / decoration / ornate / ornamental / tail / jewelled / ornament / indian / precious stones / jewels

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