Subduing the tiger

1 of 8 painted hessian scenes from a story with a wooden frame. In the foreground a young man dressed in a short-sleeved green jacket decorated with gold motifs, a white waist cloth edged with gold and a turban trimmed with gold and peacock feathers and secured with a gold sash under his chin plunges a spear into the jaws of a tiger, while on the right another man similarly dressed attacks it with a spear, and a dog bites its underbelly. In the background another man lies in the arms of two mourners.

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