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Box

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (City) (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved sandalwood, with white metal lock and hinges, mounted with a rectangular miniature in gouache on ivory, the underside lined with green velvet

  • Museum number:

    01124(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

rectangular box sandalwood, with hinged lid which is set with aminiature of Taj Mahal.

Place of Origin

Delhi (City) (made)

Date

1860-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved sandalwood, with white metal lock and hinges, mounted with a rectangular miniature in gouache on ivory, the underside lined with green velvet

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm, Width: 19 cm, Depth: 15 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Wall Case 30.] '01,124. BOX. Sandalwood, with miniature ivory painting on lid; Delhi. 7,094'

Descriptive line

Sandalwood box, with minaiature of Taj Mahal, Delhi, 1860-70.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jaffer, Amin Furniture from British India and Ceylon: A Catalogue of the Collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum. London : V&A Publications, 2001. 416 p., ill. ISBN 1851773185.p.276, pl.99.

Materials

Sandalwood; White metal; Velvet; Ivory; Gouache

Techniques

Carving; Painting

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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