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Young elephant eating

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  • Description

    A youthful male elephant is portrayed tethered in a grassy paddock. Wearing few trappings and a junior-sized saddle-cloth, he contentedly eats plantain leaves and tree branches gathered by his mahout or keeper. He has deposited a few neat balls of dung.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1650
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 37 x 39.8 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 24.3 x 26.7 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.48
  • 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. 22 on p. 66, pp. 18 & 68, illus. p. 67

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    • currently in research collection

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