Hand cast bronze elephant created by a Baule artist in the Ivory Coast.
In lost wax casting a model of the intended object is first carved out of wax then a clay mold is formed around
the wax design. The clay and the wax inside is then heated enough
so that the wax melts out or 'lost', hence the methods’s name - “lost
wax casting”. To make the final product, hot metal is poured in,
cooled and the clay broken away to reveal the bronze design. With
this process, each casting is unique.
Height: 1 1/4" x Width: 1 1/8" x Length: 3"