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  Parable of the Snake, Elephant and Fox

 

Myanmar

One of the 550 glazed terracotta tiles at the Shwezigon Phaya (fig.) in Bagan depicts the Parable of the Snake, Elephant and Fox, which has a moral teaching on how pride, anger and greed will lead to an untimely death. The elephant is lying on its back on top of the snake seen, while the fox is in the left corner, on top of the elephant.