Elephant Statue with Mahouts 8"
Elephant Statue with Mahouts 8"
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Elephant Statue with Mahouts 8"

Item #: 54b22

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$795 Item #: 54b22
205 Store Reviews

Statue Details

Materials: Lost Wax Method Bangladeshi Bronze

Total Height Including Base: 8 inches
Base Width & Depth: 8 x 4 inches
Weight: 10 pounds
  • This delightful Bangladeshi style bronze depicts 4 figures and an elephant
  • The mahout sits majestically on top of the elephant and holds a spear and an elephant goad
  • This beautiful elephant sculpture is a one of a kind, lost wax method, bronze statue. Only one of these statues is ever made
  • The statue ships the same day from our California showroom
Description This delightful Bangladeshi style bronze depicts 4 figures and an elephant. Two are atop and elephant, one is trying to get on the elephant's back and another attendant holding a parrot. The mahout who is steering the elephant holds and elephant goad in one hand and a spear in the other. An elephant goad is used to direct the elephant where to go. The other figure behind the mahout is reaching back to help his friend up onto the elephant. A wonderful sculpture that captures some of the color of Asia!
Care

Bangladeshi Bronze is an extremely durable metal made from a combination of 5 metals; copper, iron, tin, with minute additions of silver and gold.  This combination is called Panchaloha bronze and is the basis for making the sacred Hindu temple statues around the world.  Copper is the most prevalent metal in the alloy.  Copper also gives the metal a softer composition that allows the bronze artisans to carve the details that are prevalent in each piece.    All the Bangleshi bronze sculpture Lotus Sculpture carries are Panchaloham and thus suited for any home altar or community temple. 

"If you would like the piece to shine use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the bronze statue."

Because of the durability of the metal not much is needed to maintain a bronze sculpture.  Many of our customers purchase a bronze statue and perform daily puja and abhisheka consisting of bathing the Hindu deity in ghee, milk, coconut milk or other liquids.  In this case nothing is needed to keep the statue clean as it will be bathed daily.  If the sculpture is used for "darshan" or simply viewing the sculpture it is best to dust the statue as needed so no dirt collects in the details of the sculpture. For Bangladeshi bronze statues if you would like the sculpture to shine, use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the piece as needed. 
If you have any questions concerning your bronze statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455. 

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.