Tiger

Artist/maker unknown, India

Geography:
Made in Madhubani District, Bihar, India, Asia

Date:
c. 1960s-80s

Medium:
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Dimensions:
20 3/8 x 30 3/8 inches (51.8 x 77.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1994-148-567

Credit Line:
Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994

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Label:
The tiger population in Bengal today is very limited and found almost exclusively in the mangrove swamps of the southern delta, known as the Sundarbans. In the past, however, tigers roamed the vast region in great numbers, posing a formidable threat to humans and domestic animals. For this reason the tiger figures prominently in Bengali culture, as a character in many local tales, a protector deity in both Hindu and Muslim belief, and a formidable presence in the visual arts.