Jade Marble Elephants Specifications
How we coded our elephants. The code (l img..) is for the elephant with his left leg forward. The code (r img..) is for the elephant with his right leg forward.
Weight of Each Elephant
(l img) 35.6 kg (78.3 lbs),
(r img) 33.2 kg (70.8 lbs)
Dimensions of Each Elephant:
(r img) Length: 33 cm (13"), Height: 45.7 cm (18") , Width: 22.8 cm (9").
(l img) Length: 33 cm (13"), Height: 45.7 cm (18"), Width: 22.8 cm * (9")
Shipping Dimensions Approximate (one crate for two elephants)
Length: 26.5 "
Shipping Weight: 77.8 kg (171 lbs) This is an approximation that estimates the weight of the shock proof crate construction materials at 20 lbs..
We guarantee that this artwork will arrive in perfect condition or your purchase price will be returned to you. We will insure the shipment. If damage occures, your payment will be refunded to you as soon as proof of damage has been received.
Shipping Info: We acquired this sculpture (and many others) while exploring Vietnam, directly from the craftsman that created it. This work of art was shipped to us by sea and by train and arrived at our Ontario location almost two months later. Once receive we unpacked and inspected it and photographed it again. We will repack it securely in a sturdy impact cushioned crate and ship it to you by FedEx. If you have questions about this sculpture, please don't hesitate to email us. If you provide us with a phone number, we will call you.
Description of the Jade Marble Elephants
Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally magnesium-rich limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism. The name 'serpentine' is thought to come from the greenish color being that of a serpent. Serpentine is not a single mineral, but rather a group of related minerals. Many types of serpentine rocks have been used for jewellery and hardstone carving, sometimes under the name False Jade or Teton Jade. In this case, The Vietnamese call it' Jade Marble'.
The Asian elephant appears in various religious traditions and mythologies. They are treated positively and are sometimes revered as deities, often symbolising strength and wisdom. Asian cultures admire the high intelligence and good memory of Asian elephants. As such, they symbolise wisdom and royal power.
Elephants are a symbol of good luck in many cultures. The ancient Chinese considered the elephant a symbol of strength, wisdom, fertility and longevity. A pair of elephants is used for protection. In India, the elephant is revered as the God Ganesh.
Elephants have an enormous cultural and religious significance in Vietnam. Historically, images of elephants and of national heroes were often associated. During the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 – 1945, domestic elephants graced the Royal Courts and were revered by some of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities. The Vietnam people are proud of their elephants.
An elephant is an auspicious symbol in Feng Shui Applications if you know how to place it in your home. Where to place it depends on what you want to activate in your life. When you place the symbol of the elephant in a room, it will serve to energize the chi energy associated with that area of your life. The elephant represents Dignity, Fidelity, Good fortune, Good luck, Intelligence, Longevity, Power, Strength, Success, Virility, Wisdom.
Placing a statue of an elephant, or a pair of elephants, at the front door brings good luck, protection and strength to the household. These elephants are sometimes referred to as elephants of many blessings. Most feng shui practitioners believe that these elephants should have their trunks facing upwards as that represents prosperity, good luck and victory. Others believe that elephants with their trunks facing downward represent longevity and conception.
Another use of elephants is as guardians and protectors of the household. They help you to keep the powers that you attract and maintain inside the house. The elephants act as housekeepers as they guard the door and bar the chi energy from leaving.
An elephant or a pair of elephants displayed in the bedroom promotes love and faithfulness between two people. The statues can also be placed in a study or office to enhance the love between couples.