Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figure of a standing elephant
  • Africa
  • figure of a standing elephant, late 1800s–1950
  • wood, bone, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3074

The standing elephant has a trunk that is hanging down and slightly curved. The ears are laid back on the shoulders. The head and back are flat. The white eyes and tusks are made of bone. The elephant is black.