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: 18.5 x 10.5 x 22.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3069

On the black elephant the left front and back feet are slightly ahead of the right feet. The trunk is tucked under. The ears are laid back on the shoulders. The tusks, eyes and toenails appear to be made of bone. There are large bosses on the head.