The elephant can be envisioned tracking slowly and majestically across the ceaseless dryness of a plain in search of a watering hole or the shade of trees. He pulls his trunk upwards. He pulls his trunk outward as he passes on by with a tender passivity to his eyes. For years the elephant has been known as a sacred animal in the East. As the largest animal to walk the Earth, the elephant is known as a symbol of strength and power.
In Buddhist cultures, white elephants are symbolic of patience and wisdom. The Chinese see elephants as a symbol of energy, strength, and power. Ganesha is a Hindu deity with an elephant`s head.
The bronze sculpture was molded using the ancient method of lost-wax casting and stained with a brown patina finish for preservation. The elephant is mounted upon a variegated of Brown marble base and signed by artist. Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. The item "Art Deco Signed Original African Elephant Bronze Bookend Book End Sculpture DEAL" is in sale since Friday, August 28, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Reproduction Antiques". The seller is "bronze_brilliance" and is located in Westbury, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.