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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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Inscription

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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

92.2639

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture