Indian Embroidered Textile Depicting the British Coat of Arms

North India, 19th century

77cm high x 123cm wide (stretched and mounted)

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Indian Embroidered Textile Depicting the British Coat of Arms

In the centre of the North Indian textile, the British coat of arms is represented by the lion and unicorn, and is framed by a medallion with the embroidered Arabic inscription: "O Conqueror! 'Al bin Sa'id (?) bin Sultan in the month of Muharram, year 1308." (Muharram 1308 = August-September 1890)

Indian Embroidered Textile Depicting the British Coat of Arms


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