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    Elephants Without Number

    Elephants are more than just the massive, captivating creatures we admire in zoos and photographs. They’re complex, social creatures—intelligent and outgoing, capable of expressing joy and sadness. They also have a long and storied presence in Indian mythology, art, and culture.

    This web collection features elephants in multiple roles on paintings, sketches, prints, and sculptures drawn from the exhibitions Elephants Without Number (November 24, 2015–June 26, 2016) and Elephants on Parade (February 18–August 6, 2006).

    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1850
    Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
    Object Number: B87D21
    Place of Origin: Southern India
    Date Made: approx. 1700-1850
    Materials: Wood
    Object Number: B60S322
    Place of Origin: Southern India
    Date Made: approx. 1700-1850
    Materials: Wood
    Object Number: B60S361
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1000-1200
    Materials: Red sandstone
    Object Number: B65S8
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1000-1200
    Materials: Red sandstone
    Object Number: B65S9
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1050-1100
    Materials: Basalt
    Object Number: B67S2
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 850-875
    Materials: Basalt
    Object Number: B67S4
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: 900-1100
    Materials: Muscovite-biotite schist (pelitic schist)
    Object Number: B70S7
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1450
    Materials: Ink, opaque watercolors, and gold on paper
    Object Number: 1995.58.20
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1700
    Materials: Ink and opaque watercolors on paper
    Object Number: 2010.321
    Place of Origin: India
    Artist: Baua Devi
    Date Made: 1988
    Materials: Ink on paper
    Object Number: 1999.39.17
    Place of Origin: Bangladesh
    Date Made: approx. 1875-1925
    Materials: Velvet and velveteen with gold- and silver-colored padded satin stitch embroidery
    Object Number: 2011.41
    Place of Origin: India
    Date Made: approx. 1803
    Materials: Opaque watercolors on paper
    Object Number: F2003.34.16.1
    Artist: J. C. Stadler
    Date Made: 1804
    Materials: Aquatint
    Object Number: 2005.64.82