Item #: 3647

Date: Ming Dynasty (c. 1368-1644 CE)

Medium: Wood

Size: 8” H x 17” L

Description: This sculpture of a reclining elephant, best known for strength and astuteness also shows the gentle and peacefulness that have long been associated with this powerful animal. This example rendered in wood with traces of remaining pigment is finely carved and appears to be wearing a pack or saddle.

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