Fish-Shaped Box

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 464

Although the technique of inlaying metal known as bidri was invented in the Deccan in the seventeenth century, and Hyderabad remained a center for this type of metalwork into the 1800s, Lucknow, in northeastern India, also became an important center for production of bidri ware in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Fish-Shaped Box, Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and brass (bidri ware)

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