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Single Leaf of an Elephant Attacking a Horse and Rider
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Single Leaf of an Elephant Attacking a Horse and Rider


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Description This single leaf with a color wash and illuminated drawing, Walters W.704, depicts an elephant with two archers attacking a rider on horseback. The attribution in the lower right corner reads "the work of Thakur Das." The image is surrounded by illuminated frames and a border of pink-tinted, gold-sprinkled paper. On the back is an unsigned sample of calligraphy in Nasta'liq script in both Arabic and Persian.
Exhibitions
  • Elephants. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987-1988.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.704
Measurements
H: 7 7/8 x W: 12 in. (20 x 30.5 cm); Image H: 3 11/16 x W: 6 5/8 in. (9.3 x 16.8 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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