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Single Leaf of Two Young Men Riding a White Elephant
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Single Leaf of Two Young Men Riding a White Elephant


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This Mughal painting of the early 11th century AH/AD 17th, Walters W.693, depicts 2 young men on a white elephant. The seated man is being served wine. The painting is surrounded by a frame of illuminated buff-colored paper with four panels inscribed with Persian verses written in black Nasta'liq script. The border is of salmon-colored paper with illuminated floral motifs.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/17/1981Examinationexamined for condition
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
early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.693
Measurements
H: 10 5/8 x W: 7 1/2 in. (27 x 19 cm); Image H: 9 1/16 x W: 5 11/16 in. (23 x 14.5 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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