1 of 8 painted hessian scenes from a story with a wooden frame. In the forgeround a servant holds the ear and tusk of an elephant with a raised trunk. Between its feet lies the figure of a young man whose hands and feet are bound. He wears a green jacket decorated with gold motifs and his hair hangs loose. A young woman with a striped sari cradles his head on her lap and cuts with a knife the ropes that bind his hands. To the right a group of men in white turbans flee, while approaching from top left is agroup of men armed with spears, their turbans secured to their heads with sashes. At their head a nobleman on a white horse with sword and shield.
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