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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world

Indian

Quiver and arrows 1750 - 1800

RCIN 67218

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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When these 47 arrows were presented to George III in 1800, they were ‘supposed to be poisoned’. Each has a bamboo shaft and an ivory tip. The red and green velvet quiver is elaborately embroidered with gold, red, white and silver thread and sequins. A carved ivory bird appears on the strap.

It was presented to George III by Richard, Earl of Mornington, Governor General of India, 2 April 1800.