Hand crafted as a seat for riding atop an elephant, this antique Indian howdah was made with repousse copper overlaying a carved wooden carcass. It features large bas relief lions passant at each corner, flanking fish insignia; the crest of the Awadh, the Lucknow royal family; moguls of Delhi. It offers many decorative possibilities for use in the western home.
Width 59 Depth 32.5 Height 21 in.
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