Model of Jaipur Gate - 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
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.
South Asia
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