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Elephant Goad

Object Name:
Elephant goad
late 17th–early 18th century
Attributed to India, Deccan
Steel or iron, inlaid with gold and silver
L. 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1992
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Persian; transliteration: "Shude az Jan Ghulam 'Ali Faujdar Khan"; translation: "With all his heart, Faujdar Khan has become the slave of `Ali".
Wilfrid Blunt, Surrey, England; [ Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, until 1992; sold to MMA]
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