Collection Online

680 CE

stoneware, pigment
34.4 × 25.1 × 16.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Henan / Hebei province, north China, China
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1998
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Elephant with laid-back ears, tusks, standing on lotus base, the legs and trunk joined to base. With head and foliage motif decorated back harness. Bearded 'foreigner', seated on back of elephant, with arms around shaft of candlestick which is topped with lotus with out-turned petal tips with central cylinder. Elephant and foreigner with pierced eyes.