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Pair of Carved Elephants from Nepal

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Pair of Carved Elephants from Nepal
Two elephants face one another in this simple but elegant carving from the Terai region of Nepal. The holes in the base and top indicate that they were pegged onto something, probably a "marriage cart" in which the bride was transported back to the groom's home after a wedding.

They are carved from a heavy piece of sal wood and show no chips or insect damage. The carving is 14-1/2 inches long and 5-3/4 inches high. The piece is double-sided. The first two photographs may look the same but they are of either side of the carving.

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