Turreted War Elephant, Hermitage Museum

Illustration

Branko van Oppen
by State Hermitage Museum
published on 31 May 2019
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One of a pair of decorative silver phalerae (horse’s harness plagues) discovered in a grave during Russian excavations, depicting a turreted war elephant wearing a saddle cloth decorated with a hippocampus (Eastern Iran, ca. 3rd-2nd cent. BCE; SHM inv. no. S-65).

Image is used from www.hermitagemusum.org; courtesy of The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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References

  • Michael Pfrommer. Metalwork from the Hellenized East: Catalogue of the Collections. J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993, 10, fig. 4.

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Museum, S. H. (2019, May 31). Turreted War Elephant, Hermitage Museum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10821/turreted-war-elephant-hermitage-museum/

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Museum, State Hermitage. "Turreted War Elephant, Hermitage Museum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 May 2019. Web. 15 Oct 2021.