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The exceptionally large and impressive chest features a stunning quality, the design is inspired by the Islamic Mughal period decoration and suggests that the casket was probably made in Northern India. Grape laden vines similar in design to those appearing here were a typical feature of Mughal architectural design, although the most important influence in this type of decoration derives from the tradition in Mughal paintings and textiles.
The lion (or tiger) slaughtering the antelope (or gazelle) is clearly a symbol or amorial, the animal's body is further engraved with a stylized star - probably the owner's or artist's signature.
The casket dates to the second half of the 19th Century, probably to the region of North India.
|Height||21.00 cm||(8.27 inches)|
|Width||47.00 cm||(18.50 inches)|
|Depth||32.50 cm||(12.80 inches)|
Pushkin Antiques Ltd
Lower Ground Floor, Grays Antiques
58 Davies Street