17.  A Polychrome Carved Wood Elephant With Mahout

17. A Polychrome Carved Wood Elephant With Mahout

c. 1900 India

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A POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD ELEPHANT WITH MAHOUT AND HOWDAH
Probably Kashmir
Circa 1900

Height 19.5” (59.5cm)
Width 11” (28cm)
Depth 6” (15cm)


This charming elephant is depicted in full ceremonial dress and carrying two important personages in a howdah, perhaps to a festival or a wedding.

The Golden Howdah is the carrier mounted on the lead elephant during the Elephant Procession of the famous Mysore Dasara. It is the focal point of the famous Dasara festivities.

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11901
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