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The King of the Elephants


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Description On this folio from Walters manuscript W.626, the king of the elephants comes to a pool of water, in which is seen the reflection of the moon. He tests the story of the leader of a band of hares, in which the moon will supposedly be angry if the elephants come to drink from the pool.
Provenance Ibrahim [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [round seal impression, Ibrahim (...) on front flyleaf iia]; 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
1073 AH/AD 1663
Medium
ink and pigments on thin laid paper (probably Kashmiri)
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.626.135A
Measurements
H: 10 7/16 x W: 5 7/8 in. (26.5 x 15 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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