Description & Technical information

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

Date:  19th century
Period:  19th century, 1750-1850, 1850-1900
Origin:  North India
Medium: embroidered
Dimensions: 77 x 123 cm (30³/₈ x 48³/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Textiles