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Capture of elephants
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a vivid hunting scene with the depiction of the elephants in different movements reflecting keen observation. Characteristic features are the high horizon, the lack of perspective and the intricate network of rocks, paths and trees within the landscape, arranged in two major vertical sections and resulting in a balanced composition focusing on the fight of the two elephants in the centre. The gold floral design on a pale blue background in the frame gives a subdued setting to the vivid and colourful scene.

History of the Object
Hunting scenes were among the most frequently depicted topics of Mughal painting, including Emperor Akbar's rule (1556–1605), marked in painting by huge enterprises of chronicle illustration.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Gouache on paper 
Measurements
Width 25.5 cm Height 37.5 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
India; North India 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 16th century ~ AD 16th century 
Creation date
16th Century; Mughal period, latter half of the 16th century 
Function
Album leaf 
Acquisition
Donated by Imre Schwaiger (1868–1940), who, in his age, was a well-known collector and dealer of art. He was based in London and Delhi between the two World Wars. He was among the first to collect Nepalese art and organized the first exhibition of Nepalese bronzes in Calcutta in 1912. Many important pieces of the Victoria and Albert Museum, particularly of its Mughal collection, came from him. He made generous donations to the Ferenc Hopp Museum. He had very good relations with the museum's first director, Zoltán Felvinczi Takács. Schwaiger is deservedly regarded as the 'second founder' of the museum. The Indian Collection was actually established through his donations. Schwaiger donated sculptural pieces, terracottas, small bronzes, miniature paintings and many miscellaneous items to the Indian Collection. 
Copyright
No information, data or images may be published or reproduced without written permission of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts, Budapest. 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hungarian State; property management by the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest; in the Collection of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts, Budapest. 
Museum
Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts 
Credit line
Description by Zsuzsanna Renner, Indologist, Director, Museum of applied Arts, Budapest 

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