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A Royal Boat

1932/1933

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Decorative passenger boats were often used by royalty in the Indian subcontinent. This elegant barge with a winged peacock torso at the bow and the head of a makara at the stern is from Mysore, South India. Ivory carvings from South India were characterised by the courtly patronage and often depicted the patrons. A royal figure can be seen seated in the centre with attendants around him. In the early to mid-20th century, such decorative objects were popular in the markets of Bombay, a major centre for ivory trade.

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  • Title: A Royal Boat
  • Date: 1932/1933
  • Location: Mysore
  • Physical Dimensions: H 18.9 cm x L 36.5 cm x W 4 cm, Weight: 506 gm
  • Material: Ivory
  • Gallery: Industrial Arts Gallery

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