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Enraged elephant attacking a horse

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  • Description

    In this virtuoso combination of drawing and resist-marbling, the enraged elephant, its mahout and the stricken stallion are dramatically silhouetted within a vibrant field of marbling patterns. The art of marbling flourished in Central Asia, Iran and Turkey, and became a speciality of the Bijapur court in the second quarter of the 17th century.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiasouth IndiaKarnataka Bijapur (place of creation)
    Date
    c. 1640
    Material and technique
    brush drawing with colour and gold on marbled paper
    Dimensions
    frame 31.5 x 39.8 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 17 x 25.5 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.91
  • 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. 41 on p. 104, illus. pp. 90-91 & 105

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    • currently in research collection

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