Bactrian War Elephant and Crew Going Leftwards


A larger image of a Bactrian War Elephant and Crew Going Leftwards. Hermitage S-64.

Title: Phalera Showing a Battle Elephant Going Leftwards
Place of creation: Eastern Iran (?)
Date: 3rd - 2nd century BC
Material: silver
Technique: chased and gilded
Dimensions: diameter 24.7 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1860; transferred from the Russian Academy of Sciences
Inventory Number: S-64
Source: State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. S-64.



Illustration 121, p136 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
121 This silver dish stresses the country's link with India and is another fine example of Bactrian metal work
121 Silver disc: elephant and riders. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
See the matching Phalera: Bactrian War Elephant and Crew Going Rightwards. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. S-65
Elephants with Towers in Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars by Duncan Head, illustrated by Ian Heath, based on this Bactrian War Elephant and Crew



See also Bactrian Coins
Bactrian silver gilt bowl with hunting scenes







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