Tipu Sultan's some rare personal collections looted by British Army in Srirangapatna -1799

gold  Koftgari steel nasal bar indiatimes.com

Above image:  Late 18th century. Tipu Sultan's personal collection. Mysore. Fine  gold  Koftgari steel nasal bar ; conical form with flaps to protect the cheeks and nape, the body of hide quilted with layered fabric. Robin Wigington collection, the Arms and Armour Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon; Private collection, acquired Sotheby's,.......
Tipu Sultan of Mysore. alhaqeeqa.org

Under the colonial rule in India from the middle of 18th century till  1947 for the British Crown and earlier for the East India company India was a haven for outright looting . When they went after the treasures, nothing could stop the greedy and grasping British officials. be they war spoils or forced gifts from the hosts Diamonds,gems  gold jewelry, artifacts and bronze  idols filled up their loot bag upto the top.  Exploitation of country's natural resources galore, they simultaneously went on a land-grabbing spree from the gullible rich Indian Maharajahs and Nawabs.  Being a proxy government on behalf of the British Crown, they did this daring  outage of looting other nation's treasures with impunity. Thanks to the  blessings from the royal family and the the British parliament.  More enthused were the British conservatives than labor. A one Indian politician commented several years ago: England is number one nation in the globe that had built the nation at the expense of others nations wealth not only by squandering them but also causing humiliation and  and pain. Most sinned nation still nation still taking pride in the colonial empire. Below listed are some of Tipu Sultan's personal items looted by the british army as war spoils in the 2ars, particularly the last Angelo-Mysore war in which Tipu was shot by a soldier and died later on May 4, 1799 in his fort  at Srirangapatna, now part of Karnataka state. Born in 1750 in Devanhalli to Haider Ali and his second wife Fatima, Tipu succeeded his father as Sultan of Mysore in 1782 and became a sworn eternal enemy of the English company. What is special about him is being creative he used to customize his personal items. He was a warrior of exceptional ability and after his death his personal things, treasures in the palace fell in to british army. One of the famous iem was his heavy gold ring with an inscription of Hindu God RAM in devnagari. It became a personal item of Duke Willingdon (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington) was part of the final siege of Srirangapatna and was the first one to have arrived on the scene and checked his pulse before confirming his death. 


Tipu's sons taken as hostage, Mysore indiatimes.com

Above image: This two-part oil sketch is related to a series of three paintings Mather Brown  to commemorate British victory over the  the sultan of Mysore Tipu by Lord Cornwallis, the British military commander-in-chief; Third Anglo-Mysore War. Tipu had a set-back  in May 1791 but the ‘Definitive Treaty’ was not signed until March 1792, at which time two of Tipu’s sons were taken as temporary hostages by the British to ensure compliance with the treaty. Mather Brown didn’t leave England to record these dramatic events, but based his work on descriptive military reports and his own speculation..https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lord-cornwallis-receiving-the-sons-of-tipu-as-hostages-45303.....

Tipu Sultan.Three pounder cannon  indiatimes.com

Above image: Late 18th century, Mysore. three pounder cannon made of bronze with field carriage.Specifically made and crafted in a weapons factory in Srirangapatna near Mysore city, KA.

A Mogul gem-st jades  plaqueindiatimes.com

Above image: Early 18th century CE, A Mogul gem-st jades  plaque mounted as broochSet with rubies and emeralds, mounted in a later gold frame with a pin - found in the body of Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatna, KA.

ottoman gilt bridle breastplate and crupper  indiatimes.com

Above image: An ottoman gilt bridle breastplate and crupper taken from residential quarters of the palace at Tipu's Srirangapatna. KA Made in Turkey of red morocco, the brow-band, head- and cheek-pieces are faced with interlocking rectangular plaques of gilt-brass, each cast with an eight-petalled flowerhead design. It has a pre-sale estimate of 60,000-90,000 pounds.

The bridle was part of a substantial collection of booty taken from Tipu’s stronghold by Lt. Col. Cotton, and together with a breast-plate, was specifically recorded as being Tipu’s personal property. Photo credit: Indiatimes.com.


Quiver and Arm Guards indiatimes.com

Above image: A fine embroidered Quiver and Arm Guards, related Belt and seven decorated Arrows. Mysore, late 18th Century