War Elephant Porcelain Meissen 1850-1860
War Elephant
Height: 40 cm
Inventory number: ???

Modeled after Kaendler.

By the order of Catherine the Great, commemorating the victory of the Russian army over the Turks, Kaendler modeled these war elephants in June and July 1773. The Russian soldiers are shown as Carthigian warriors who served Hannibal, commander of Carthage, one of the few historical figures in history who defeated the Roman army.