Explanation

  • This exotic gentleman ruled in the no longer existing province of Oudh, which was situated in the north-western part of India north of the Ganges. On account of his good relations with the British colonial power, he even enjoyed the title of king during the period 1818-27. He was succeeded by his son, but in 1856 the country was annexed by the British. The museum acquired the bust at an auction in London in 1949.

Motiv / Tema