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Palanquin Hook with Horse and Elephant
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Palanquin Hook with Horse and Elephant


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Because hooks like this are shown in relief sculptures, we know how they were used. They were slipped over a curved pole carried by two men, and from the hooks a hammock was suspended. Perhaps the lion-headed figure is an incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu destroying an enemy.
Conservation

Removed old wax coating that had broken down and blanched.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Professor and Mrs. Samuel Eilenberg, New York, 1963, by purchase; Mrs. Natasha Eilenberg, Cornwall Bridge, CT,1969; Walters Art Museum, 2000, by gift.
Credit Gift of Natasha Eilenberg in memory of Professor Jean Boisselier, 2000

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Period
13th century or later
Medium
bronze with internal iron ring
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2960
Measurements
10 x 3 13/16 x 6 1/2 in. (25.4 x 9.65 x 16.51 cm)
Geographies
  • Thailand (Place of Origin)
  • Cambodia (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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