|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||20th Century|
|Credit Line:||Gift of James E. Bogle, Jr., FA52, 2017|
|Other Number:||2544/1 - Collector Number|
08-1189/43 - Other Number
Princess on an elephant. Persian School (Murshidabad?). A manuscript page with a painting of a princess riding in a howdah on a composite elephant being attended by a raja on horseback. The elephant is composed of numerous animals and one integrated person. The elephant is richly caparisoned and carries anklets on the front legs and neck band. The intended meaning of composite pictures in Indian and Persian art is somewhat unclear but most likely has a mystical intent signifying unity.
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