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Capturing elephants in Ceylon. c.1825

Capturing elephants in Ceylon

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Capturing elephants in Ceylon. c.1825. Military officers supervising the rounding up of elephants

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Artist: Anonymous
Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink
Date: 1825

Capturing of elephants in Sri Lanka.

This image shows military officers supervising the rounding up of the elephants from an elevated covered platform. Below them stands a headman or local  landlord with his attendants carrying palm-leaf fans; the insignia of his status. Villagers and military officers stand in the foreground watching the event. source:The British Library Board.

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