Cast Bronze of an Elephant

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Artisan solid cast bronze figure of an elephant by Javanese artisans. The Asian elephant appears in various religious traditions and mythologies. They are treated positively and are sometimes revered as deities, often symbolising strength and wisdom. The Earth is supported and guarded by mythical World Elephants at the compass points of the cardinal directions, according to the Hindu cosmology of ancient India. The classical Sanskrit literature also attributes earthquakes to the shaking of their bodies when they tire. This high-quality bronze was made by the hotcast lost wax process.