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A Principal ornament of the Mysore throne: The Tiger head

The magnificent throne of Tipu Sultan was in the form of a life size tiger, clothed in shimmering gold metal sheets and studded with dazzling precious stones. The Asiatic Annual Register (1799: 223) while providing the reasons and justifications for … Continue reading

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The Tiger’s Dream – Meet Tipu Sultan at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar; 29 September 2014 – 24 January 2015

This exhibition delves into the life and times of Tipu Sultan, the South Indian ruler, statesman, and patron. Drawn entirely from the MIA collection, and featuring many objects which have never been displayed in Qatar, the centerpiece is a group … Continue reading

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