Casket Case Study: The Fraser family: living between Britain and India

Casket Case Study: The Fraser family: living between Britain and India

The casket was donated to the British Museum by Col. Henry Fraser in 1904 and the references in the documents allow us to trace its…

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Casket Case Study: Material culture from Seringapatam

Casket Case Study: Material culture from Seringapatam

Tipu Sultan, born on 20 November 1750 to Hyder ‘Ali’s second wife, Fatima, or Fakr-un-Nissa, was well-known during his lifetime as one of the most…

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Casket Case Study: The casket’s origins in eighteenth-century India

Casket Case Study: The casket’s origins in eighteenth-century India

The casket, which measures 13cm long, 9cm high and 8.5cm deep, is made entirely of fine, openwork silver and silver gilt filigree. The filigree consists…

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The attar casket of Tipu Sultan

The attar casket of Tipu Sultan

  The attar casket of Tipu Sultan by Sarah Longair and Cam Sharp-Jones This intricately-decorated filigree casket is currently on display in the Addis Gallery…

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