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Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Princess Mounted on an Elephant

Accession Number
1985/2.136

Title
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript: Princess Mounted on an Elephant

Artist(s)
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Jaipur School

Object Creation Date
circa 1840

Medium & Support
ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Dimensions
11 1/8 in x 7 15/16 in (28.2 cm x 20.2 cm);11 1/8 in x 7 15/16 in (28.2 cm x 20.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink

Label copy
Anonymous
Page from an Indian zodiac manuscript:
Princess Mounted on an Elephant
India, Rajasthan, Jaipur school
ca. 1840
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink, 1985/2.136

Subject matter
This is a part of a series of works depicting Hindu deities and certain objects and animals associated with them.

Physical Description
A female figure sits on an elephant, both of them facing left. The female's head has a halo surrounding it. The background is dominated by a green hill and cloudy evening sky.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
clouds
elephants
field
prince
trees

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