Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal
Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal
Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal
Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal
Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal
Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal
Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal
Yellow Sitting Elephant trinket box Keren Kopal

Keren Kopal

Yellow Sitting Elephant

מחיר מבצע$59.00
מספר קטלוג: EL2024

This item is part of the Elephants Trinket Box Series and part of The Keren Kopal collection, this series beautifully captures the essence of these magnificent animals, combining their historical and artistic significance with modern craftsmanship and design.

Item Size:
Centimeters : H 6 x W 5.1 x L 4.3
Inches : H 2.36 x W 2 x L 1.69

Elephants in Art

Elephants have been a significant subject in art across various cultures and time periods. Their majestic presence and symbolic meanings have inspired artists to depict them in numerous forms, from ancient carvings and paintings to modern sculptures and decorative items like those in the Keren Kopal collection. The intricate designs and luxurious materials used in these trinket boxes reflect the high regard and admiration for elephants in the art world.

Elephants in History

Historically, elephants have played crucial roles in various civilizations. In ancient India, they were revered and used in warfare, ceremonies, and as symbols of power and wisdom. The famous war elephants of Hannibal during the Punic Wars are another example of their historical significance. In Southeast Asia, elephants have been integral to logging and transportation, showcasing their strength and utility.

Symbolism and Meanings of Elephants in Different Cultures and Religions

In Hinduism, the elephant is revered as a sacred animal, primarily associated with the god Ganesha, who has the head of an elephant. Ganesha is worshipped as the remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom. Elephants also symbolize royalty and divinity in Hindu culture, often seen in temple architecture and religious festivals.

In Buddhism, the elephant is a symbol of mental strength and enlightenment. The white elephant is particularly significant, representing purity and the birth of the Buddha. According to legend, Queen Maya, the mother of Buddha, dreamt of a white elephant before his birth, signifying his future greatness.

African Cultures
In many African cultures, elephants are symbols of strength, power, and leadership. They are often associated with the chief or king, embodying qualities such as wisdom, patience, and longevity. Elephants also play a crucial role in folklore and are considered protectors of the community.

Chinese Culture
In Chinese culture, elephants symbolize good luck, prosperity, and longevity. They are often depicted in art and feng shui practices, where placing elephant statues in the home is believed to attract positive energy and protect against misfortune.

Western Symbolism
In Western cultures, elephants are often seen as symbols of intelligence, memory, and loyalty. The phrase "an elephant never forgets" highlights their reputed memory and cognitive abilities. Elephants also symbolize conservation and the fight against poaching, representing the broader environmental movement.

The Keren Kopal elephant trinket boxes encapsulate these rich cultural significances, making them not just decorative items but also symbols of the diverse meanings attributed to elephants across the world.

• Handmade by the artist Keren Kopal.
• Plated with 24K Gold.
• Each crystal is handpicked and artistically placed on each piece.
• The trinket box has a magnetic fastener to secure the closure.
• Every Keren Kopal item is shipped in an elegant black box.
• Each item is painted by hand using a unique procedure that combines a distinctive enamel technique inlaid with Austrian crystals.

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