Citation"Power of Death
(William Holbrook Beard) , 2002.65,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Feb 29, 2024, https://hvrd.art/o/99764.
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A shrouded, emaciated figure with brownish skin and a skull-like face holds a snarling tiger in their left hand. The tiger’s claws are splayed and its tail is curled. In their right hand the figure grips the branch of a withered tree. In front of the figure and tiger is the body of a dead elephant, its head facing left with its trunk extended outward. In the background is a dead lion, a dead camel, other shapes suggesting more animal corpses, and a red setting sun.