Two-light wall bracket

Ivory | 22.9 x 36.2cm | After 1799

Unknown Artist

The bracket, which depicts a lion triumphant over a tiger, may have been made to commemorate the British victory over Tipu Sultan, the "Tiger of Mysore," in the battle of Srirangapattana in 1799. The Persian emblem overhead was Tipu's motto, "Gift of...
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