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Two figures in a howdah atop an elephant
Place of Origin: India, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh state
Date: approx. 1750-1900
Materials: Bronze
Dimensions: H. 13 in x W. 8 1/2 in x D. 5 in, H. 33 cm x W. 21.6 cm x D. 12.7 cm
Credit Line: From the Collection of William K. Ehrenfeld, M.D.
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: 2005.64.182.a-.c
On Display: No

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Label: The tribal people of Bastar in central India are well known for their striking bronzes, such as this elephant carrying images of two deities (probably goddesses) on a swing within a large howdah. The artists in this remote area may have seen elaborately decked out elephants only rarely, in special religious processions.

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Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery
Label: The tribal people of Bastar in central India are well known for their striking bronzes, such as this elephant carrying images of two deities (probably goddesses) on a swing within a large howdah. The artists in this remote area may have seen elaborately decked out elephants only rarely, in special religious processions.
Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery