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Elephant with rider, one of a pair
Place of Origin: India, Rajasthan
Date: approx. 1000-1200
Object Name: Architectural fragment
Materials: Red sandstone
Dimensions: H. 11 1/2 in x W. 9 in x D. 4 in, H. 29.3 cm x W. 22.9 cm x D. 10.2 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B65S9
On Display: No

Description

Label: These lively elephants once probably flanked the head of an image of a Hindu deity, pouring jars of water over the deity as an act of ritual respect and homage, and to signify abundance and prosperity.

More Information

Exhibition History: "Indian Stone Sculpture ", SFO Airport, 11/15/1985 - 3/1986
"Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery
Label: These lively elephants once probably flanked the head of an image of a Hindu deity, pouring jars of water over the deity as an act of ritual respect and homage, and to signify abundance and prosperity.
Exhibition History: "Indian Stone Sculpture ", SFO Airport, 11/15/1985 - 3/1986
"Elephants on Parade", 2/18/2006 - 8/6/2006, Tateuchi Gallery