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Gajendra Moksha

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Kota (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn with brush in ink and watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Colonel T. G. Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO, and his twin brother Major R. G. Gayer-Anderson, Pasha

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brush drawing, ink and water-colour on paper, depicting Gajendra moksha, Vishnu rescuing the elephant king from the crocodile. On the verso, a seated figure, a noble or royal male, facing right.

Place of Origin

Kota (made)


ca. 1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Drawn with brush in ink and watercolour on paper


Height: 322 mm maximum, approx., Width: 230 mm maximum, approx.

Object history note

From the Gayer-Anderson collection.

Descriptive line

Brush drawing, Vishnu rescuing the elephant king from a crocodile, Gajendra Moksha, ink on paper, Kota, ca. 1800

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Cat. No. 7, p. 54.
Archer, W.G. Indian Painting in Bundi and Kotah


Ink; Water-colour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Crocodile; Elephant; Deity


Animals and Wildlife; Drawings; Hinduism; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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