A fine gilt copper Elephant Chanfron from the Maharajah of Mysore's Durbar Livery , 19th century

A fine gilt copper Elephant Chanfron from the Maharajah of Mysore's Durbar Livery , 19th century

1800 to 1900 India

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A fine gilt copper elephant Chanfron from the Maharajah of Mysore's Durbar livery.
Southern India
Late 19th Century

Size : 124.5 cm long x 49.5 cm wide
49 ins long x 19½ ins wide
These processional headdresses were used on ceremonial occasions to cover the elephants head and trunk in a glittering display of Royal power by the Maharajah's of Southern India. The elephant is a Royal mount and symbol of wisdom, power and longevity.
Dimensions
Height 124.50 cm (49.02 inches)
Medium
gilt copper and red cloth
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