MARTIAL PROBOSCIDESTRIAN ART

 

 

IV.
The War Elephants

 

 

 

 

 

 

War Elephant under NGUYỄN Dynasty
(1802-1945)

     

 

       The Horse and the Elephant are two animals particularly prized in our country's history. War horses and War Elephants of Đại-Việt Nation have brought their contribution to victories gleaned in wars against invaders.

 

TRƯNG Sisters riding their War Elephants
for fighting HAN's Army (40 - 43 AD).


Commemoration Feast of TRƯNG Sisters riding their War Elephants for fighting HAN's Army (40 - 43 AD),
celebrated on March 3rd 1960 in Saigon.

 

« Flower Beauty Generalissimo » - Lady TRIỆU Thị Trinh - was leading his War Elephant for doing battle with Armies from Đông-NGÔ - Eastern WOU - (225 - 248 A.D.).


Pacificatory King LÊ-Lợi (1383-1433), founder of Posteriors-LÊ Dynasty (1427-1789), was leading his War Elephant
for fighting MING's Armies.


Lady Generalissimo Bùi Thị Xuân (1771-1802) of Tây-Sơn Dynasty (1778-1802)
leading his War Elephant in order to fight QING armies of invasion
in the Battle of Đống-Đa.

 

Statuaries of War Elephant and Battle Horse
in NGUYỄN Dynasty (1802-1945) period.
- Mausoleum of Gia-Long Emperor (1802-1820) -

War Elephants kneeled down forwards the Cơ-Mật Viện
(Palace of the State Secret Institut)
under NGUYỄN Dynasty (1802~1945).

Votive Statue of War Elephant
under Gia-Long Emperor from NGUYỄN Dynasty
(1802-1820).

« The Trumpeting Elephant Temple - Điện Voi Ré  » dedicated
to the cult of a War Elephant under NGUIYỄN Dynasty
(1802-1945).

War Elephants in guard forwards the Imperial City's Southern Door
in Huế Capital, under Khải-Định Emperor (1885-1925)
from NGUYỄN Dynasty (1802-1945).


 

Commemoration Feast of Quang-Trung NGUYỄN-Huệ Emperor
leading his War Elephants for doing battle with Mandchus in the Year of 1789
(celebrated on August 2008 in Bình-Định).

( Credit Photo : Quỳnh Hoa & Hoài Thu)

 

War Elephants of Khmers fighting the CHAMPA.
(Circa late 12th century)

(Low-Relief at the BAYON-Temple in Angkor, Cambodia)

 

 

Drums Ceremony with War Elephants - Glong Sabad Chai - in Thailand.

 

Drums Ceremony with War Elephants - Glong Sabad Chai - in Thailand.

 

 

Drums Ceremony with War Elephants - Glong Sabad Chai - in Thailand.

 

War Elephants of Hannibal Generalissimo
in the Battle of Zama (-202 B.C.) against Roman Empire.

- Painting by Cornelis Cort (1567) -

 

Battle of Zama (202 B.C.) done by Hannibal Generalissimo (247- 183 B.C.)
against Scipion l'Africain's Roman Empire, reconstituted by
" Troop of Historic Re-Enactment CARTHAGO".

(Credit Photo : Yann Kervran)

Battle of Zama (202 B.C.) done by Hannibal Generalissimo (247- 183 B.C.)
against Scipion l'Africain's Roman Empire, reconstituted by
" Troop of Historic Re-Enactment CARTHAGO".

(Credit Photo : Yann Kervran)

Hannibal Generalissimo (247- 183 B.C.) riding
his War Elephant for fighting
Roman armies of Scipion l'Africain.
- Battle reconstituted by
" Troop of Historic Re-Enactment CARTHAGO" -

(Credit Photo : Yann Kervran)

 

 

The War Elephant Festival of Jaipur in India.

 

Bình-Định SA-LONG-CƯƠNG
Department of Medieval Martial Arts
Võ Trận Đại-Việt

TRỊNH Quang Thắng

 

 

 

 

 

      1 – The War Elephants

      2 – The Harnessing of War Elephants

      3 – The Armour Plating of War Elephants

 

Bibliography :



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        « Việt-Nam - Old Pictures » ("Việt-Nam - Những Hình-Ảnh Xưa") from Nguyễn-Khắc-Ngữ, Ed. of Research on History and Geography, Montreal 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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