Elopement on Elephant

Unidentified Mughal School maker


18th century

Watercolor and gilt illuminations on paper

Overall: 8 1/4 × 4 1/8 in. (21 × 10.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931



Place Made: India, South Asia, Asia



Object Name


Research Area


On view

Course History

ASCL 51.06/REL 41.07, Buddhism Sex, Gender in South East Asia, Sara Swenson, Spring 2022

HIST 96.01, Colonialism and Culture in Asia and Africa, Douglas Haynes, Spring 2022

REL 43.01, Buddhism in America, Reiko Ohnuma, Spring 2022

HIST 90.15/ASCL 54.12, Early Modern India, 1500-1800, Tiraana Bains, Fall 2022

Exhibition History

Gold: Materiality, Morality, and Metaphor, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 14, 2024.


Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie, Palm Springs, California; given to present collection, 2006.

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