Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figure of a standing elephant
  • Liberia
  • figure of a standing elephant, circa 1971
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 11.5 x 7.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of C. Susan Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3072

The trunk of the standing elephant is curled back to the legs and small tusks are indicated on either side. The right legs are bent. The ears are laid back on the shoulder. Details on the ears, eyes, and trunk are indicated with incised lines. It is made of a light brown wood with visible grain.