Model of Jaipur Gate - ROM2007_9556_1

ROM2007_9556_1

Model of Jaipur Gate

Maker: Jaipur School of Art under Colonel Swinton Jacob
Medium:Carved wood (paduak) with dark stain
Geography: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Date: circa 1898
Dimensions:
132 x 132.5 x 35.5 cm
Object number: 2001.23.1
Credit Line: Gift from the Estate of C. Anthony Law
Not on view
DescriptionThis architectural model was gifted to Major-General Victor Edward Law, former Resident of Jaipur by the Maharajah. Under the patronage of the Maharaja of Jaipur, in the late 19th-century an art school was set up for the revival of traditional handicrafts where models such as this were produced and often exported abroad. This intricately-carved work was likely meant for display on the mantle of a European home. The model came to Canada when Law migrated here and was passed down through the generations until it was gifted to the ROM by his great nephew.
Collection:
South Asia
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