Marble Elephant with Lucky Raised Trunk 8"
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Marble Elephant with Lucky Raised Trunk 8"

Item #: 71wm88

285 Store Reviews

$285 Item #: 71wm88
285 Store Reviews

Statue Details

Materials: White Marble Hand Carved from Varanasi, India
Total Height Including Base: 8 inches or 20 cms
Base Width & Depth: 12 x 6 inches
Weight: 17 pounds or 8 kgs
  • The raised trunk of an elephant is known as being a sign of good luck
  • The elephant is hand carved from one block of white marble and hand painted with small, clear pieces of glass attached to him
  • He would be perfect to accompany a sculpture of the Buddha or any of the Hindu gods as elephants heralded the birth of the Buddha and are often in Hindu stories
  • The elephant statue ships the same day from our California showroom
Description The raised trunk of an elephant has always been a sign of good luck.  The elephant has an amazing amount of detail.  He is decorated like a processional elephant for an Indian Maharaja complete with full head dress, woven carpets on his back and bells on his side, neck and trunk.
The elephants are perfect as a pair and used to flank entry ways in homes or temples.  They also are used on both sides of a temple deity in temples and home altars.  Combine them with Lakshmi to make Gaja Lakshmi!
Care
"Use a cotton cloth and gently buff the surface of the statue to bring out the natural polish of the stone."

White, red and black marble statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved.  Here are some easy tips to keep your White, red and black marble statues from Lotus Sculpture looking like the gods they are:
  • Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
  • To make the statue shine use a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
  • You can use a small amount of natural oil such as coconut oil or olive oil to further polish the sculpture
  • Use a tooth brush to get into the hard to reach spaces of the sculpture
  • DO NOT TOUCH the painted surfaces of any of the white marble statues.  This will damage the painting if done often
White marble statues from Varanasi, India that are unpainted can be placed outdoors.  We recommend keeping our smaller red and black marble statues as well as any painted marble statues in an indoor environment.  The red and black marble statues have some delicate pieces that could chip if left outisde.  The paint from the white marble statues will not last for more than 4 years if left outside so use discretion when placing your statues outdoors. 
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or info@lotussculpture.com.


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 info@lotussculpture.com 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.