24 octobre 2010

Burrell Collection Hopes to Acquire Rare 18th Century Golden Tiger Head from India

Glagow Museums still need to raise more than £110,000 towards the asking price of £398,600. LONDON.- The Art Fund has offered a major grant to help save a golden, jewel-encrusted tiger’s head from 18th century India for public collections. The tiger’s head is known as the Tipu Sultan’s Throne Finial and was created in eighteenth century India for Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore. The precious item was brought to the UK by Thomas Wallace, 1st Baron Wallace (1763 – 1844) and has remained in the country ever since. Alongside the... [Lire la suite]