Figure of an elephantOn display
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Figure of an elephant
Date15th - 16th century (1401 - 1600)
Material and technique
stoneware, with underglaze painting in blue
Dimensions7.7 x 11 x 4.6 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by E. H. North, 1972.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 32 | India from AD 600
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.