Indian Elephants Greetings Card

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card with a design of an Indian painting of the goddess Lakshmi flanked by elephants.

This greetings card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The card is printed in the UK and includes an envelope. The inside of the card is blank for your message, and the card and envelope are sealed with a removable paper sticker, avoiding the need for excess plastic packaging.

The card is based on a vibrant gouache painting from the Bundi District of Rajasthan, India, which dates to around 1780. The painting shows the Gaja-Lakshmi; the goddess of wealth and prosperity seated on a lotus flower between two winged elephants (gajah in Sanskrit) who are showering her with water, symbolising fertilisation and prosperity. In ancient tradition the first elephants took the form of winged clouds which sprayed the Earth with water, although their wings were confiscated when they disturbed an angry sage.

A stunning card to send to an art lover.

  • Product Code: CMCS74080
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H11.4 x L16.2cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a greetings card with a design of an Indian painting of the goddess Lakshmi flanked by elephants.

This greetings card forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

The card is printed in the UK and includes an envelope. The inside of the card is blank for your message, and the card and envelope are sealed with a removable paper sticker, avoiding the need for excess plastic packaging.

The card is based on a vibrant gouache painting from the Bundi District of Rajasthan, India, which dates to around 1780. The painting shows the Gaja-Lakshmi; the goddess of wealth and prosperity seated on a lotus flower between two winged elephants (gajah in Sanskrit) who are showering her with water, symbolising fertilisation and prosperity. In ancient tradition the first elephants took the form of winged clouds which sprayed the Earth with water, although their wings were confiscated when they disturbed an angry sage.

A stunning card to send to an art lover.

  • Product Code: CMCS74080
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H11.4 x L16.2cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Card
  • Details: Includes envelope
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg
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