Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"

Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"
Vintage sculpture "Elephant and the blind"

Vintage sculpture "Blind men and elephant". Bronze, patina. Europe, XX century


The sculpture goes back to the old parable and the elephant and the blind men who tried to describe it. The blind people were asked by the townspeople, in whose city the elephant was brought, how they could describe it if they did not see it. The blind answered that it was enough for each of them to touch the elephant and they would be able to give a description of it. The legs, tail, sides turned out to be similar in description to the walls, the trunk, the rope, the ear became a fan. The true meaning can be such that it is impossible to imagine the general from a separate part, a crooked assessment of the essence will come out. In any assessment, it is worth taking into account the opinion of everyone, then it is possible to come to an overall picture that is quite reliable.