Elephant and Obelisk  

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Temptation of Saint Anthony is a painting by Salvador Dalí

Dalí's version depicts St. Anthony resisting temptations associated with a spider-legged horse and elephants. The "space elephants," distorted offspring of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's elephant and obelisk, are a motif in Dalí's work.




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