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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.167
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Tiger Attacking a Hunter and his Elephant
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1860
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/183362
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper; Rajput Style
Dimensions
24 x 36 cm (9 7/16 x 14 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1973 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1973.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.167
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
In the center of the page is a large elephant trying to run from a tiger that has just attacked it. The elephant turns towards the tiger, its trunk in the air and its ears flapping forward. The mounted hunter aims an arrow at the tiger. He wears a turban and a waist sash (patka) with a punch dagger (katar) and a quiver full of arrows hanging from it. Two attendants on foot rush to the scene. The one closest to the tiger leaps forward, holding a match in one hand and a lit candle on a long pole in the other. The lit candle is an attempt to spook the tiger. The attendant on the far right runs over, carrying a long spear in his left hand. Rajput style.

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