Elephant and Rider

Attributed to Hashim Indian

Not on view

A rare drawing to survive from the Mughal period, this sketch was likely made in preparation for an imperial portrait. As a result of water damage, which has effaced most of the elephant, its driver and attendant, the goldladen head and trunk of the beast emerge dramatically from the page.

Elephant and Rider, Attributed to Hashim (Indian, active ca. 1620–60), Ink and watercolor on paper

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