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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Sketchbook Page Showing Elephants Attacked by Troglodytae (above) and a Stag Hunt (below), for engraved series, Venationes, Ferarum, Arium, piscium...", ca. 1590

type: Drawing

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Elephants being attacked by pigmy-like men equipped with hatchets. In the background sections of the elephant meat are carried off, as the fallen animal is cut up; bottom. Hunt of men on horseback and dogs. Reverse: Elephants attacked by serpents, in foreground. In the background Troplodytae cut up and carry off fallen elephants.



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