26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE ELEPHANT HEAD PROTOME
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
With long upward spiralling trunk, tusks and small flaring ears, mounted
2 in. (5 cm.) long
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 173; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 98.
It has been suggested that the small ears indicate that it is an Indian elephant (Elephas maximus).
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