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Tipus Tiger is one of the V&As most enduringly famous and fascinating objects. Commissioned in the 1790s by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, India, this extraordinary wooden automaton of a tiger devouring a British soldier was a symbol of the Sultans authority and a reflection of his opposition to the British.  After Tipu was killed in 1799, the tiger, which houses pipes that simulate its roar and the shrieks of its victim, was shipped to London, where it has  inspired artists and writers, frightened children, and entertained the public ever since.
 
This new book tells the story of the Tiger, and also illustrates and discusses some of the most splendid of Tipu Sultans other treasures – his throne, textiles and spectacular weapons, all decorated with the rulers iconic tiger forms and patterns.

Tipus Tiger is a perennial favorite of visitors to the V&A

About the Author

Susan Stronge is Senior Curator in the Asian Department of the V&A. Her many previous publications include BidriWare,  The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms, and

Painting for the Mughal Emperor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781851775750
Author:
Stronge, Susan
Publisher:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
India History Mysore War, 1799.
Subject:
India Antiquities.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20091101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 full-color photographs
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.30x9.60x.70 in. 1.35 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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