Wood sculpture, 'Medieval Hunting Expedition' (India)

A single piece of Indian kadam wood is transformed into an extraordinary sculpture exemplifying a Mughal hunting expedition. From Dayal J. Daryanani, the sculpture is carved by hand with sublime detail featuring an elephant with a mahout on his shoulder. The elephant carries an ornate howdah with royal guards sitting inside. Treated to an aged finish, the sculpture is accentuated with golden painted details.