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Plaque

Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and perforated ivory

  • Museum number:

    IS.6:1 to 33-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These 33 ivory plaques originally made up probably more than one small casket as the pieces do not really match up. The ivory has been carved and perforated, showing a decorative floral pattern - the larger pieces show figures and birds among the greenery.

Physical description

Plaque portions from caskets, carved and perforated ivory. The motifs are figures and birds among the floral pattern

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved and perforated ivory

Dimensions

Width: 22.5 cm largest piece, Height: 8.7 cm largest piece, Width: 6.9 cm smallest piece, Height: 1.5 cm smallest piece

Object history note

The ivory plaques, 33 pieces (three larger, three larger with sloping sides and 27 smaller) seem to come from more than one casket. Redundant loan.

Descriptive line

33 portions from caskets, carved and perforated ivory, South India

Production Note

South India

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Carved; Perforating

Categories

Plaques & Plaquettes

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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