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Royal Elephant Figure

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Description

Add a touch of royalty to your decor. Our beautiful reproduction evokes an exquisite 19th-century elephant in The Met collection. The original silver-plated sculpture was owned by a ruler of the Fon kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin, in West Africa.

Evoking strength, royal legacy, and enduring memory, The Met's elephant was associated with the Dahomey ruler King Guezo (ruled 1818–58) and his son Glele (ruled 1858–89). During annual festivities, it was paraded through the capital to honor the kingdom’s wealth and military might. It is an exceptional example of Fon sculpture in the royal medium of silver.

Add a touch of royalty to your decor. Our beautiful reproduction evokes an exquisite 19th-century elephant in The Met collection. The original silver-plated sculpture was owned by a ruler of the Fon kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin, in West Africa.

Evoking strength, royal legacy, and enduring memory, The Met's elephant was associated with the Dahomey ruler King Guezo (ruled 1818–58) and his son Glele (ruled 1858–89). During annual festivities, it was paraded through the capital to honor the kingdom’s wealth and military might. It is an exceptional example of Fon sculpture in the royal medium of silver.

Details
  • Nickel overlay
  • 2 1/2''H x 6 4/5''W x 1 4/5''D
  • Made in the USA
Shipping & Returns
Standard flat-rate shipping (3–5 days) $7.95
Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

The above rates apply to orders shipped within the contiguous 48 US states. For rates to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and other countries, please see our Shipping & Handling page.

If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.

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