3. Warrior Elephant
H. 16.5cm, L. 17.8 cm, W. 12.7 cm; H. 6.5", L. 7", W. 5"
Bronze elephant with lotus designed saddle carrying two royal passengers accompanied by five warriors.
The Kayah state is well known for bronze instruments and sculptures. This metal is a key component of the Karen’s cultural and religious heritage. The Gaja a term derived from the Sanskrit meaning elephant is the most prominent animal in South East Asian mythology. It is the symbol of royalty, fertility, strength and wisdom.