A Grey Jade "Elephant and Boys" Group

Ming Dynasty
Length: 14.6cm

Well carved in the round with the elephant standing on a rocky bank with waves lapping against the sides, with three boys climbing up the elephant's back, scrubbing it clean with long brushes, while a fourth bears a stack of books away from the group, the opaque stone of varying tones of beige, light and dark grey suffused with areas of darker inclusions.