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Auction: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
was auctioned on: 16 September 2008
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A folio from the Polier Album: Fight of an Elephant with a L...

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Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000
Price realised:  US$50,000
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A folio from the Polier Album: Fight of an Elephant with a Lion
ANNOTATED IN FRENCH, "NO. 9 COMABT D'UN ELEPHANT AVEN UN LION," LEFT MARGIN INDIA, OUDH, CIRCA 1770-80
A folio from the Polier Album: Fight of an Elephant with a Lion Annotated in French, "No. 9 Comabt d'un Elephant aven un Lion," left margin India, OUdh, circa 1770-80 The large elephant with his mahout seated behind his head, goring a lion with his tusk as his trunk curls around the prey's body, the lion biting and scratching his foe's leg, set in a hilly landscape surrounded by dark blue borders with white flowers inside beige borders with red and green flowers, the French inscription in the far left margin Opaque pigments and gold on wasli 4¼ x 6¼ in. (10.8 x 15.9 cm.), image 9 7/8 x 14 in. (25 x 35.6 cm.), folio

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
Date of the auction: 16 Sep 2008
Address: Christie's
16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center