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Simurgh and Gaja - Simha Carrying Elephants

June 30, 1800
Animals and Plants
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

Simurgh and Gaja - Simha Carrying Elephants



Late Mughal (perhaps from Patna) Mughal period18th century Object Place: India MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Ink and watercolor on paper DIMENSIONS 13.3 x 12.6 cm (5 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.) ON VIEW Gallery next to MFA Signature Shop (Gallery 183) COLLECTIONS Asia, Prints and Drawings CLASSIFICATIONS Watercolors

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