Indian Elephants Travel Card Holder

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a travel card holder with a design inspired by details from an Indian painting of the goddess Lakshmi flanked by elephants.

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

The travel card holder is made in the UK from recyclable PVC and is ideal for carrying bank and travel cards.

The elephant motif is inspired by 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 beautiful souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCV74260
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: Closed: H7 x L10.5cm, Open: H7 x L21cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Recyclable PVC
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a travel card holder with a design inspired by details from an Indian painting of the goddess Lakshmi flanked by elephants.

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

The travel card holder is made in the UK from recyclable PVC and is ideal for carrying bank and travel cards.

The elephant motif is inspired by 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 beautiful souvenir of the exhibition.

  • Product Code: CMCV74260
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: Closed: H7 x L10.5cm, Open: H7 x L21cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Recyclable PVC
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg
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