Kees

Kees

Posted on 06/08/2008


Photo taken on May  3, 2008



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Elephant

Elephant
The first book of the apocryphal Maccabees (I Macc.6,43ff.) describes the fight of a certain Eleasar against an elephant of the enemy. He placed himself under the monster, and stabbed it in the chest. It broke down crushing the soldier underneath. The stuff heroes are made of.

In Antiquity, elephants were formidable adversaries (Hannibal’s use of them is well-known). The soldiers riding them were protected by towerlike structures built on the animals’ backs, not quite like the one on this painting, however. The elephant, too, doesn’t seem to be quite true to life.

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Sherry ~ Rebujito
Sherry ~ Rebujito
that is the creepiest lookin elephant I've ever seen...
I prefer the ones in your woods :-D
9 years ago.
Kees has replied to Sherry ~ Rebujito
And I thought you’d like his smoochy-smoochy kissing lips! :-(

Our elephants are on tour, unfortunately.
9 years ago.
Agatha Savoie
Agatha Savoie
Très belle illustration !!
Ce bel éléphant blanc emportant les guerriers au combat !!
9 years ago.