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The Parker-Hore Archive Collection of Watercolours of Paving-tiles
held in Worcester and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
County/Country = Devon AND Town/Village = Dunkeswell AND Place Details = Abbey
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County: Devon Click on Image to see original watercolour
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Town/Village: Dunkeswell
Place Details: Abbey
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Iconography: Animal and bird
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Watercolour Ref. No.: DD605C
Notebook: FMP  
Portfolio: Jas P,  
Notebook: IH 2
Other details: Enlarged by Jas Parker. Elephants first became known in Europe from their employment in the wars of the east `in Indian from the remotest antiquity it formed one of the most picturesque if not of the most effective, features in the armies of the native princes. Elephants have been taught to cut and thrust with a kind of similar carried in the trunk and it was formerly usual for them to be sent into battle, covered with armour, and bearing towers on their backs which contained warriors. An order of the elephant was instituted in Denmark by King Frederick II (1559-1588) The badge was a collar of elephants towered, having at the end the picture of the Virgin Mary. Chambers Encyclopedia.
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