The elephant can be envisioned tracking slowly and majestically across the ceaseless dryness of a plain in search of a watering hole or the shade of trees. He pulls his trunk outward as he passes on by with a tender passivity to his eyes. For years the elephant has been known as a sacred animal in the east. As the largest animal to walk the earth, the elephant is known as a symbol of strength and power. In Buddhist cultures, white elephants are symbolic of patience and wisdom. The Chinese see elephants as a symbol of energy, strength, and power. The Bronze Sculpture was molded using the ancient method of lost wax casting and stained with a brown patina finish for preservation. Bronze dimensions with marble base: Height 12 X width 10 inches. Weight: 10 LBS.