Description This Mughal painting, Walters manuscript leaf W.702, depicts an elephant with a mahout attacking 4 men. Depictions of elephants became increasingly common in the Mughal period. Stylistically this example may be attributed to sometime in the late 10th century AH/AD 16th, although the Persian inscription on the page states that it was completed in Bukhara on the last day of Safar 731 AH/AD 1330. There are a few numbers inscribed on the page: 4500, 9, and 18.
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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