Publication Date

April 2016

Advisor(s)

William Pinch

Major

History (HIST)

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

In this thesis, I explore the hybrid imagery of two ivory light fixtures in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Although they are in a European collection, these ivories were made in the city of Murshidabad, the Nawabi capital of Bengal. I give a historical perspective on the school of Murshidabad ivory carving throughout three centuries of changing patronage.

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