Ornament with a pair of lovers, Anonymous, c. 1400 - c. 1500

Ornament with a pair of lovers, Anonymous, c. 1400 - c. 1500

ivory, h 9.4cm. More details

Before British prudery gained the upper hand, Indians regarded erotic scenes as auspicious symbols (mangala). Erotic images were often affixed to furniture as ornaments. This plaque probably adorned the side of a princely bed.

On display in room 2-21

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