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Miniature painting, 'Triumphant Blue Elephants' (India)

Lifting trunks to trumpet, proud Indian elephants stride across a blue landscape. Jewels and silk brocade proclaim their royal status in the king's household. From Madhur Khandelwal, this beautiful miniature painting celebrates India's medieval Mughal period. "Miniature" refers to the incredible details rather than to the size of this work of art.