Statue of an elephant

Statue of an elephant

A unique masterpiece and there is no other piece of it that was dedicated to King Farouk of the Shah of Iran (Mohammed Reza Pahlavi), the first husband of Princess Fawzia, sister of King Farouk.

It is an ivory elephant statue with a gold saddle, topped by a gold hedge, both of which are inlaid with precious stones such as pearl and sapphire. Gold, in the middle of it is a light blue stone inlaid with pearls, and around the neck of the elephant is a chain of gold hanging a bell, and the tusks of the elephant are made of ivory, the tip of which is covered with a layer of gold..

Date :Mohammed Ali dynasty

Medium:Ivory encrusted with gold and precious stones

Provenance :Egypt