Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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elephant figure
  • India
  • elephant figure, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: India
  • clay, glass, beads, metal, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8.5 x 5.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/8 x 2 3/16 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6982

The elephant figure is modeled in clay. The trunk is raised, the left legs are forward. The face and trunk are covered in small diamond shaped gold mirrors. The figure has faceted glass eyes with gold wire detail. There are gold wire circles on the top of the head with small white beads inside each circle separating the wires from the mirrors. The back and legs are colored light green and are delineated with a small gold chain. There is a large rosette on either side made from small gold mirrored diamonds, red tube beads, white beads, and a small metal circle and faceted glass. The feet and tail are detailed with gold diamond shaped mirrors and white beads.