Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 5 - Rhinoceros



RHINOCEROS - 6.5x6.5 inches $175.00 (SOLD)
Rhino (& Bird Friends) - 6x6 inches $95.00 (SOLD)
Unicorn - 3.5x4 inches $65.00 (SOLD)
Friendly Encounter - 7x4 inches $60.00 (SOLD)

Status: All species are endangered, some are critically endangered, mostly due to poaching.

Highlighted species: Indian Rhinoceros - Rhinoceros unicornis

Range: Northern India

Encyclopaedia Britannica: "Unicorn, mythological animal resembling a horse or a kid with a single horn on its forehead. The unicorn appeared in early Mesopotamian artworks, and it also was referred to in the ancient myths of India and China. The earliest description in Greek literature of a single-horned (Greek monokeros, Latin unicornis) animal was by the historian Ctesias (c. 400 bce), who related that the Indian wild ass was the size of a horse, with a white body, purple head, and blue eyes, and on its forehead was a cubit-long horn coloured red at the pointed tip, black in the middle, and white at the base. Those who drank from its horn were thought to be protected from stomach trouble, epilepsy, and poison. It was very fleet of foot and difficult to capture. The actual animal behind Ctesias description was probably the Indian rhinoceros."

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
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