The official and personal seals of Tipu Sultan of Mysore Pubblico Deposited

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  • Journal article
  • Sims-Williams, Ursula
  • This article looks at all the known seals of Tipu Sultan of Mysore (r. 1782-1799) particularly those found in the manuscripts which formed his Library collection, disbanded in 1799 after the fall of Seringapatam and subsequently divided between the East India Company London (now in the British Library), and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kolkata. By focussing on the British Library collections certain patterns of usage have come to light, possibly indicating Tipu Sultan’s linguistic and literary preferences. It gives me great pleasure to dedicate this article to Barbara Brend as a mark of appreciation for her patience and help, whose knowledge and advice has been of such benefit to a non-art historian. At the end of this article I highlight an important manuscript from the Royal Asiatic Society’s collection which thanks to her sponsorship has now been digitised and is available on the web as part of the RAS digital collections.
Date published
  • 2021
  • British Library
Organisational unit
  • Asian and African Collections
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Journal title
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • 16
  • Cambridge University Press
Place of publication
  • Cambridge, UK
  • 1356-1863
  • 1474-0591
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