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Wooden Elephant Candle Stand from Nepal

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Wooden Elephant Candle Stand from Nepal
We are adding a few lighting devices from the days before flashlights and lanterns in Nepal. This carved elephant was intended to hold a small light off the floor. It is from the Tharu people of southern Nepal.

Carved from a very dense and heavy wood (probably sal), it stands 17-1/2 inches high and is 8-1/2 by 6-1/2 inches at the base. To give an idea of the wood's density, it weighs 10 pounds.

Clearly made while there was still a need for such things, the patina indicates good age and we'd estimate it to be at least 100 years old.

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