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Elephant Crushing a Tiger

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An Indian mahout (professional elephant handler) rides atop an Asian elephant.The rider is clothed in flowing drapery and holds a short stick in his proper right arm which is raised above his proper left shoulder. He sits upon a saddle with incised (?) floral decoration. The elephant, whose...

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Signature cast and chased (?) BARYE in front proper right of base below elephant's proper left front foot


1892, gift of Mrs. Samuel Dennis Warren (Susan Cornelia Clarke Warren) (b.1825-d.1901), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 3, 1892)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. S. D. Warren

French, 19th century, 1837 (?)

Object Place

Paris, France


27.9 x 32 x 19.7 cm (11 x 12 5/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze