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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.236
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Vishnu Saves Gajendra the Elephant King from the Crocodile Demon: folio from a manuscript of the Gajendra Moksha (The Liberation of the Elephant King Gajendra) chapter of the Bhagavata Purana (Ancient Stories of the Lord)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Vishnu Saves the King of the Elephants
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1640
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Ajmer
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/217220
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
30.5 x 20.8 cm (12 x 8 3/16 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1983 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of long-term loan to Museum in 1983.
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
2009.202.236
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Stuart Cary Welch and Milo Cleveland Beach, Gods, Thrones, and Peacocks Northern Indian Painting from Two Traditions, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1965), page 63/figure 13

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/08/2000 - 09/03/2000

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