Why Did Medieval Artists Give Elephants Trunks That Look Like Trumpets? | Atlas Obscura

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           I like to share interesting essays with you every so often. Some of you know that I am a Renaissance scholar with a deep interest in illustrated books. This essay from Atlas Obscura about elephants is a perfect read for a mid-February Valentine’s day. The featured images are all Shakpeseare quotations from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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“Maybe not just because they didn’t know what elephants looked like.”

Source: Why Did Medieval Artists Give Elephants Trunks That Look Like Trumpets? | Atlas Obscura

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Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

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