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Niche with the Seated Bodhisattva Shakyamuni Flanked by Devotees and an Elephant

The lunette embellished the high base of a Buddhist stupa (relic mound) and would have been viewed from below during ritual circumnambulation. Shakyamuni is shown as a bodhisattva wearing the jeweled turban and... more

Box Lid with a Lion Attacking an Elephant

Box lids are rare examples of nonreligious art of the fifth century, little of which has survived. They are closely related in style and imagery. Their dating is based on the decorative scrolls of the Gupta period.

Figure of an elephant

Iran or Mesopotamia Sasanian

Elephant Carrying Two Figures Seated on Hawda and Mahout Seated on Neck

A UV-fluorescence analysis shows 20th-century additions to this medieval work. Attributed to Iran

Ewer in the Form of an Elephant

Ly dynasty (1009–1225)

Royal Riders on an Elephant

Chola period (880–1279)

Rustam, fully armed and wearing his traditional tiger-skin coat and leopard hat, comes out through a gateway to kill an enraged white elephant that has trampled its keeper.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

Demons on an Elephant with Adorant

The presence of demonic figures and of Nan Brah Dharani suggests that this plaque is part of a larger composition depicting Buddha, prior to his enlightenment, being attacked by the forces of Mara, the personif... more

Demons on an Elephant with Nan Brah Dharani, the Earth Goddess, Wringing Water from Her Hair

The presence of demonic figures and of Nan Brah Dharani suggests that this plaque is part of a larger composition depicting Buddha, prior to his enlightenment, being attacked by the forces of Mara, the personif... more

Dancing Female Goddess, Firing an Arrow from Her Bow and Holding an Elephant Goad ", Leaf from a dispersed Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) Manuscript

Dancing female goddess, firing an arrow from her bow and holding an elephant goad (ankusa), symbolizing the deity's intense activity. Pala period