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An Elephant Comes to London: The African Elephant in European Imagination and Reality



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<b>An Elephant Comes to London: The African Elephant in European Imagination and Reality</b><br>

How did medieval Europeans respond when a live African elephant arrived in London as a diplomatic gift from an African ruler? What did skilled artisans do with the hundreds of African elephant tusks that were imported into medieval Northern Europe? Discover the answers in this talk by Columbia University scholar Adam Harris Levine as he delves into how the African elephant captured the imagination of medieval European society.

This talk is free with the purchase of Museum Admission.

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Lunchtime Talk

An Elephant Comes to London
Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
<b>An Elephant Comes to London</b><br>

Join Adam Harris Levine as he explores the ideas and the exquisite ivory artworks that were a product of medieval Europe’s fascination with African elephants.

This talk is free with the purchase of Museum admission.






Museum Admission 30/01/2020

Museum Admission
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:00AM   ·   More Info »
<b>Museum Admission</b><br>10:00AM - 6:00PM<br>

Museum admission includes access to our Museum Collection and special exhibitions.

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