Wow. This is really amazing. What I take from this is something wild dissected on the right. It is simply an amazing creature. On the left though you see a creature used in battle. A beast of war, but the one below is the after effect. You can see some of the armor on the trunk and face, but it is no longer used for such tasks as it had before. Instead it is lead around with an apple.
Maybe I'm wrong though maybe it's more of the man ridding a beloved creature through times of hardship and times of ease. I really adore this either. It's fantastic.