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Three Ivory Panels from a Jewelry Box**

INDIA, DECCAN, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY

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Three Ivory Panels from a Jewelry Box**
India, Deccan, circa 17th Century
The rectangular panels finely carved in relief with elephants, lions, camels, bulls and antelope beneath arches, all interspersed with floral medallions and framed by a border of incised circles
2 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. (6.6 x 29 cm.); 2¾ x 11 3/8 in. (7 x 29 cm.); 2¾ x 4 5/16 in. (7 x 11.1 cm.) (3)
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Lot Essay

Compare to two plaques illustrated in P. Pal, Elephants and Ivories in South Asia, Los Angeles County Museum, 1981, p. 80, where the author notes that such plaques likely decorated boxes or chests in wealthy households; and two more in S. Gorakshkar, Animal in Indian Art, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, 1977, cat. no. 267.
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