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Traces of original polychrome and gilding
Early 19th Century
Size: 27cm high, 19cm wide, 11cm deep – 10¾ ins high, 7½ ins wide, 4¼ ins deep
Hunting and hawking were favourite pastimes in pre-colonial India. The Moghul method of driving game into a circular coral, either a stockade or a circle of people, was adopted enthusiastically by the British who came to see the tiger as the most prestigious prey. Tiger hunting was nearly always conducted from the back of an elephant, which afforded some protection.