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The Elephant in Medieval Legend and Art

By George C. Druce, F.S.A.

Journal of the Royal Archaeological Institute, Volume 76, London, 1919

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About this Text

In this article Druce describes not only the legend and art of the elephant, but also the relation of the legends of the dragon and mandrake to that of the elephant. Examples and images are taken from manuscripts, church carvings, and heraldry. The digital text contains over 30 high quality images.


The print edition of this text was published in London in 1919; the digital edition was created from the original in 2007 by David Badke. The original print edition by George C. Druce is believed to be in the public domain.