Elephant

DATE:
12th century
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Stone
CLASSIFICATION:
Sculpture
DIMENSIONS:
Overall: 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (13.653 x 9.525 x 20.003 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
304 SNAIL GALLERY
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Alta Brenner in memory of her daughter Andrea Bernice Brenner-McMullen
COPYRIGHT:
This work is in the public domain. Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art.
OBJECT NUMBER:
1992.43

General Description

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.

Adapted from

  • 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.