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Elephants
Verfasserangabe: Edited by Sarah Longair
Jahr: 2008
Verlag: London, British Museum Press
Mediengruppe: Buch
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This book 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 their elephant masquerade. Sixteenth-century European artists, when learning the art of drawing animals, practiced images of elephants, whether or not they had seen one in real life. Ganesh, the elephant headed Hindu god, is depicted in many wonderful sculptures. For European cartographers, elephants became a motif for the exotic or the unknown on woodcuts and maps. 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 every possible medium.The quirky selections and illustrations in this charming anthology make a fitting tribute to one of earth's most remarkable creatures.
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VerfasserInnenangabe: Edited by Sarah Longair
Jahr: 2008
Verlag: London, British Museum Press
Systematik: FS.E, KB.STT
ISBN: 978-0-7141-5075-8
2. ISBN: 0-7141-5075-4
Beschreibung: 96 S.: farb. Ill.
Beteiligte Personen: Longair, Sarah
Sprache: Englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch