Aristotle characterized the elephant as the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind and the animal has long figured in cultural artifacts, even on continents it has never inhabited. Now Elephant provides an engaging look at the elephant s long legacy. The image of the elephant can be found throughout world cultures as a symbol of intelligence, strength, and loyalty. Wylie draws on a rich array of examples to document that symbolic power, ranging from symbols of the Hindu god of wisdom, Ganesh, to the beloved ...

Elephant 2009, Reaktion Books

ISBN-13: 9781861893970

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