Tippoo’s Tiger

I’m fascinated by this Figurine of Mr Hugh Munro being mauled by a Bengal Tiger (1792).  It can be found in the British Army Museum.  I don’t think I’ve seen such a violent incident depicted in earthenware before.  Tippoo’s Tiger in the V&A shows the same gory scene in life-size, and I plan to make a special visit soon.

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