- 12th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Overall: 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (13.653 x 9.525 x 20.003 cm)
- Arts of Asia
- 304 SNAIL GALLERY
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Alta Brenner in memory of her daughter Andrea Bernice Brenner-McMullen
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
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In India, elephants were regarded as wise, intelligent, and auspicious. They were also considered immensely strong and were used as beasts of burden and for riding in India, as well as in the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.
Anne Bromberg, The Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013), 114; 145.
Anne Bromberg, "Silk Road Text/Labels." File on TAZ.