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ФрагмКитайский полководец на боевом слоне XV векенты

ФрагмКитайский полководец на боевом слоне XV векенты

This mid 2nd century BC terracotta figurine comes from Myrina on the isle of Lemnos, Greece. It is a detailed scene of a war elephant trampling on a Galatian with his typically Celtic oval shield. This scene is from the so called ‘Elephant battle’ of Antiochos I of the Seleucid Empire. The use of elephants in battle was a common sight on Hellenistic battlefields in this period. This practice originated from Alexander the Great’s encounter with elephants in India at the battle of the…

This mid century BC terracotta figurine comes from Myrina on the isle of Lemnos, Greece, and it’s a detailed scene of a war elephant trampling on a warrior. The trampled warrior is a Galatian with his typically celtic oval shield.

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