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Detail from a map of India and the Middle East, showing the route of the Prince of Wales' tour
The Prince of Wales's Tour of India in 1875-6

Albert Edward's tour aimed to strengthen ties between the two countries



circa 1875

RCIN 11313

This casket, decorated in repousse with depictions of the Hindu goddess Meenakshi, was presented to the Prince by the community of Madurai, in the temple dedicated to the goddess. The corners of the casket are modelled to represent yalis, elephant-headed lions associated with Hindu iconography.

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