Art Documentary

Day:
Tuesday
Date:
30/07/2013
Start:
16:00
End:
16:30
Event type:
Film
Location:
Lecture Theatre
Admission:
Free

Baroque Room 12, c.1930.

Free screening of a documentary about 'Tippoo's Tiger'. No booking necessary.

Part of the BBC documentary series, Masterpieces of the East, revealing the stories behind iconic artefacts from the Indian subcontinent. One of the most extraordinary and renowned objects in the Victoria and Albert museum is a life-sized wooden model of a tiger ferociously mauling a male figure. Originally owned by the Sultan of Mysore, it reveals much about his obsession with tigers and his opposition to the encroaching British in the 1790s.

Duration: 30 minutes.