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On display at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
In the 19th century many centres produced ivory artefacts in the Punjab, including Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Gujranwala, Hoshiarpur and Lahore. The articles produced for local consumption included bed posts, back-stratchers, ornamented combs and chauris (bangles). The craftsmen extended their range to meet the demands of Europeans, producing small boxes and perfume bottles. It is likely this piece was bought from the Paris Exhibition of 1855.
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Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 3 cm
A scent or perfume bottle made of turned and perforated ivory.
Turned; Carved; Perforated
South & South East Asia Collection