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A Visual History of the Howdah: A photo essay

April 15, 2019

Ideal portrait of Sitti Hatun, Mehmed's second wife (late 15th century) 

Artist Unknown

 

Jahangir, as Prince Salim, returning from a hunt (early 17th century)

Artist Unknown 

 

Howdah of the Golconda Sultanate, Qutb Shahi dynasty (17th century)

Artist Unknown

 

The Emperor Bahadur Shah I mounted on an elephant (late 17th century)

Artist Unknown

 

Rama's Journey (late 18th century)

Artist Unknown

 

Painting on paper of a decorated elephant with a howdah on its back (early 19th century)

Artist Unknown, Company School

 

 

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VOL. 11

ART of ROBOTICS

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