Representations of Elephants

I found this image of an elephant, drawn by someone who'd never seen one on a 17th century map in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Elephant as drawn by someone who has never seen one

It reminded me of the old story about the blind men and the elephant

Japanese Elephants

When I visited Japan in March 2007, I spotted a number of other representations of elephants.
  • White Elephant:
    White Elephant

  • Elephant on Temple:
    Elephant on Temple

  • Elephant on Roof:
    Elephant on Roof

  • Elephant on Roof:
    Elephant on Roof

  • Wire Elephant, Tokyo Park:
    Wire Elephant, Tokyo Park

  • Store sign Elephant, Kyoto:
    An elephant
Topic attachments
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elephant_made_of_wire.jpgjpg elephant_made_of_wire.jpg manage 35 K 25 Mar 2007 - 17:53 Unknown User Wire Elephant, Tokyo Park
elephant_on_roof.jpgjpg elephant_on_roof.jpg manage 33 K 25 Mar 2007 - 16:50 Unknown User Elephant on Roof
elephant_on_roof2.jpgjpg elephant_on_roof2.jpg manage 29 K 25 Mar 2007 - 16:51 Unknown User Elephant on Roof
elephant_on_temple.jpgjpg elephant_on_temple.jpg manage 49 K 25 Mar 2007 - 16:50 Unknown User Elephant on Temple
white_elephant.jpgjpg white_elephant.jpg manage 20 K 25 Mar 2007 - 16:50 Unknown User White Elephant
Topic revision: r3 - 26 Dec 2007, andyp
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