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: 10 x 5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3070

The figure of an elephant is standing with the right legs slightly ahead of the left legs. The trunk is hanging with the end slightly flexed. It has white eyes and toenails of bone. The tusks are missing. The ears are laid back on the shoulders.