May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Prince Amar Singh (1672–1710) Drives His Own Elephant

Prince Amar Singh (1672–1710) Drives His Own Elephant

c. 1695

attributed to Mewar Stipple Master


Gum tempera and gold on paper

Page: 26.8 x 40 cm (10 9/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.140


Did you know?

The tusk of the elephant is decorated with a gold ring.


A youthful prince clad in yellow jama (belted tunic) holds a goad in his hand to control his elephant. His attendant sits in the back holding the royal insignia, a flying whisk, which billows in response to the velocity with which the elephant is running. The background of the painting is monochromatic green, a highly corrosive pigment.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email [email protected].

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.