mural - tipu's summer palace
photography was not allowed! (but i was desperate for a record)
'his stature was about five feet eight inches; he had a short neck, square shoulders, and was rather corpulent: his limbs were small, particularly his feet and hands; he had large full eyes, small arched eyebrows, and an aquiline nose; his complexion was brown, and the general expression of his countenance, not void of dignity.' alexander beatson, describing tipu sultan in his book 'View of the Origin and Conduct of the War with the late Tippoo Sultaun'