Dead Leopard

c. 1880s–90s
Image: 13.1 x 18.4 cm (5 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.); Paper: 15.1 x 20.2 cm (5 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Mounted: 16.1 x 21.3 cm (6 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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While the Indian leopard is now a vulnerable species, 19th-century hunters would not have worried about sustaining its population.


Elaborate big game hunts were a prestigious pastime for the Indians and colonials under the British Raj. This trophy has been laid out for the camera so that its sharp teeth and long tail are visible.
Dead Leopard

Dead Leopard

c. 1880s–90s

India, 19th century

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