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The Elephant Ganesh Gaj and rider

June 30, 1658
Animals and Plants
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

The Elephant Ganesh Gaj and rider



The elephant Ganesh Gaj and rider North India, 1660 - 1670 In this imposing portrait of Ganesh Gaj, the painter exaggerates his size to emphasise his grandeur. The rider is a prince in a floral robe, possibly a son of the emperor Aurangzeb. With its distant hilly landscape and a passing camel train, this picture may have been painted in one of the Mughal military camps in the Deccan. University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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