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This delightful giftbook celebrates the enduring fascination with this majestic animal through a wide variety of British Museum objects representing or inspired by elephants. The Bamileke in Cameroon donned spectacular trunked masks for theirelephant masquerade. Sixteenth-century European artists, when learning the art of drawing animals, practised images of elephants, whether or not they had seen one in real life. Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu god, is depicted in many wonderfulsculptures.All over the world, these great animals have a multitude of symbolism attached to them, and their intelligence makes them respected and beloved. Humans have praised them in prose, verse and proverb and have depicted them visually in almost everypossible medium. The quirky selections and illustrations in this charming anthology make a fitting tribute to one of earth�s most remarkable creatures.
Product code: cmc50758
Price category: Under £10
Edited by: Sarah Longair
Number of pages: 96 pages
llustrations: 43 colour
Publication date: 2008-09-15
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