Dimensions of bronze with marble base: height 13 x width 20dimensions of marble: 20 x 5.5height without base: 12weight: 32 lbs inventory: 68x079610386 the spectator can imagine the ground trembling while the two male elephants take care of their weight, their defences and their heads that clash in ritualized tests of force. The rivals dispute access to the females. The remarkable detail of elephant skin highlights the artist's know-how.For years, the elephant has been known as a sacred animal in the east. As the largest animal to have walked on earth, the elephant is known as a symbol of strength and power. In Buddhist cultures, white elephants symbolize patience and wisdom. The Chinese see elephants as a symbol of energy, strength and power. The hand-made bronze sculpture was cast according to the centuries-old method of lost wax casting and tinted with a brown patina finish for preservation. It is mounted on a black marble base with the European quality finery bronze stamp and with the signature of the canova artist. The spectator can imagine the ground trembling as the two male elephants take charge of their weight, their defences and their heads that clash in ritualized tests of force. The hand-made bronze sculpture was cast according to the centuries-old method of casting. This item is in the category "art, antiques\art of xxe, contemporary\sculptures, statues". The seller is "europeanbronze" and is located in this country: us. This item can be shipped to the following country: whole world.