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  • Place of origin:

    India (North: possibly, made)
    Pakistan (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col J. Holbein Hendley, C.I.E.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wood-block print, printed on paper in pink, blue, yellow and dark brown, ornamental calligraphy in the form of a tiger, in mountainous landscape with trees, in the blue sky the star and crescent moon of Islam. The tiger embodies the holy text the 'nad-i-Ali'.

Place of Origin

India (North: possibly, made)
Pakistan (possibly, made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Printed on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Address Ali, who is the source of all manifestations of wonder. You will find him a helper for yourself in distress. Anxieties and sorrow will vanish in the immediate future. Oh Muhammed! By reason of your being a Prophet and Oh Ali! By reason of your nearness to God'
translation of calligraphy

Descriptive line

Wood-block print, calligraphy in form of tiger, printed on paper, North India or Pakistan, late 19th century


Ink; Paint; Water-colour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Tiger; Landscape; Elephant; Calligraphy


Paintings; Islam; Animals and Wildlife; Calligraphy; Religion; Prints


South & South East Asia Collection

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