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Room 33 | Mughal India 1500-1900 gallery

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Elephant hunt

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  • Description

    This Kota masterpiece shows how to catch a wild elephant. While the females and their young frolic in a lake, the bull elephant is lured forward to confront two intruder elephants, ridden by camouflaged huntsmen. The hunters ride alongside the bull elephant and lasso him. Finally he will be trapped and tethered to the tree in the upper right corner. When finally pacified, he will be taken to join the royal elephant stable.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthansouth Rajasthan Kota (place of creation)
    Date
    1730 - 1740
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 60.7 x 66.2 x 2.7 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 61 x 45.5 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.77
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 106 on p. 246, p. 19, illus. pp. 247 & 275

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    • currently in research collection

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