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Indian Model - Taj Mahal, Alabaster, circa 1880 Reg. No: ST 039779
- This alabaster model of the Taj Mahal was made in Krishnanagar, Lucknow, Calcutta or Pune in India in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It was exhibited as part of a group of figures representing various castes, occupations and religious sects. This model was gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) by the India Commission of the Melbourne International Exhibition at the close of the Exhibition in 1881.
- Model of the Taj Mahal on a square base made from a slab of Alabaster painted brown and white. The model is sculpted and pierced alabaster, with decorative features painted in green and red. The spires on the Minarets are copper alloy pins.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation (Probable) from Exhibition: 1880 International, Melbourne, 1880
|Dimensions:||13.00 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 15.50 cm (Length), 12.5 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions melbourne intercolonial australasian 1866-1867, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne International Exhibition 1880|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition heritage|
|Place & Date Made:||India, 1866-1880
NGV Stockbook for date range.