MAN FEEDING AN ELEPHANT

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June 30, 1605
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Animals and Plants
Jahangir 1605–1627

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Man feeding an elephant. Single-page painting mounted on detached album folio. Man feeds elephant chained to a post; sparse green-yellow background; red border outlined in gold and containing scrolling leaf design. No text.
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper.

Mughal Style
Mughal dynasty
1620 (circa)

Depending on its size, each elephant in the royal Mughal stable had between two and five servants responsible for its care and feeding. In the reign of Akbar (1556-1605), 101 elephants were chosen for the emperor's use. In addition to grass and leaves, they were fed a mixture of sugar, butter, rice and sometimes milk spiced with chillies and cloves.

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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

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This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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