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Single Leaf of Elephant Combat
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Single Leaf of Elephant Combat

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Description This single-leaf painting of elephants in combat, Walters manuscript leaf W.715, was executed in India during the 13th century AH/AD 19th in an archaizing style referencing Mughal traditions of the 11th century AH/AD 17th. The image of the mounted mahout, a person who drives an elephant, reproduces a popular theme in court painting in South Asia.
Date Description Narrative
6/17/1981Examinationexamined for condition
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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13th century AH/AD 19th century (Mughal)
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
H: 8 7/16 x W: 11 13/16 in. (21.5 x 30 cm); Image H: 7 7/8 x W: 10 13/16 in. (20 x 27.5 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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