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India, Gujarat or Sind
INDO-PORTUGUESE FALL-FRONT CABINET
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India, Gujarat or Sind
INDO-PORTUGUESE FALL-FRONT CABINET
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Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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India, Gujarat or Sind
INDO-PORTUGUESE FALL-FRONT CABINET
with hinged drop-front opening to reveal six drawers disguised as eight, metal lock plate and key frame inside, handles on each side
wood inlaid with ivory
23.8 by 38.3 by 27.3cm., 9 3/8 by 15 by 10 3/4 in.
early 17th century
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Catalogue Note

This cabinet belongs to a small group of Indo-Portuguese cabinets on which both Indian and European, primarily Portuguese, figures are represented. The Europeans are recognisable by their outfits, characterised by slightly bouffant trousers, waisted shirts, and hats with an upturned flap. The activities represented on the present cabinet comprise of elephant riding and hunting.

Similar figures can be seen on examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 2000.301 (Dias 2013, p.104). 

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London