Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Browse: 146 objects

Reference URL

Actions

Send e-mail

Contact us about this object

Send e-mail

Send to a friend

Royal elephant with mahout

  • loan
  • Description

    This sensitively modelled elephant stands peacefully obedient to the instructions of his mahout, against a pale green ground. He is fully caparisoned and decked with two saddle-cloths laid crossways; the richer floral cloth no doubt awaits a princely rider.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1660
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 35.9 x 40.6 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 24 x 28.5 cm (height x width)
    Material index
    Technique index
    Object type index
    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.47
  • 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. 24 on p. 70, pp. 18 & 188, illus. pp. 13 & 71

Past Exhibitions

see all (2)

Location

    • currently in research collection

Objects are sometimes moved to a different location. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis. Contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular object on display, or would like to arrange an appointment to see an object in our reserve collections.

 

© 2013 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum