~ Chinese Qing Dynasty Nephrite Jade Carving Of An Elephant ~
A large and heavy Chinese jade carving of an elephant, the symbol of strength, intelligence and wisdom.
Note how the legs are like those of a beast of prey. It is possible that the artist had never seen a living elephant at the time.
The carving is of a green/grey nephrite jade with dark specks and dates to the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) or earlier.
~ Dimensions ~
The piece measures 13 cm (5 inches) by 9 cm (3 ½ inches) by 5 cm (2 inches).
It weighs 730 g.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in very nice condition with no damage.