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H. E. [His Excellency] The Viceroy's Elephant
Place of Origin: India, Delhi
Date: approx. 1870-1880
Materials: Woodburytype
Dimensions: H. 5 1/2 in x W. 6 7/8 in, H. 14 cm x W. 17.5 cm (image)
Credit Line: From the Collection of William K. Ehrenfeld, M.D.
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Photography
Object Number: 2005.64.129
On Display: No

Description

Label: This unusual howdah, with its large scroll-shaped feet, had been in use for some decades before it carried the viceroy in the 1902–1903 processions. It can be seen in other photographs and drawings made in the 1850s and 1860s. The howdah's front panel is flanked by female European figures in flowing garments—perhaps representations of Britannia—and surmounted by an imperial crown. The side bears the British royal coat of arms.

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Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery
Label: This unusual howdah, with its large scroll-shaped feet, had been in use for some decades before it carried the viceroy in the 1902–1903 processions. It can be seen in other photographs and drawings made in the 1850s and 1860s. The howdah's front panel is flanked by female European figures in flowing garments—perhaps representations of Britannia—and surmounted by an imperial crown. The side bears the British royal coat of arms.
Exhibition History: "Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery