Tipu’s Tiger

Tipu’s Tiger (also Tippoo’s Tiger), c. 1793, Mysore, painted wood with metal fixtures / Victoria and Albert Museum, London By Dr. Jocelyn Anderson / 08.21.2017 Lecturer in Early Modern Art The Courtauld Institute of Art An extraordinary object Tipu Sultan’s mechanical tiger has long been one of the most well-known items in the Victoria & Albert Museum[…]