Large African Elephant, hand carved from Turkish Pine!

This carving of an African Elephant is over 6’ tall and weighs approximately 400lbs. It was carved from the trunk of a Turkish pine tree by artist Wesley Smith. The ears and tusks were carved separately from the same wood. Attention to detail and realism was the artist goal. Only the front of the elephant was carved giving the effect of the elephant coming out of the forest.


76” tall x 36” wide and deep. From ear to ear 80”.

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June 3, 2024
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Hi Wesley, Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is: Wesley Smith (American, 20th/21st Century) Bull African Elephant carved and polychromed Turkish pine 76 inches tall, 36 inches wide, 36 inches deep. Greatest width 80 inches across ears. CONDITION: appears to be in good condition PROVENANCE: owned by the artist $4,000-6,000* *represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary. Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, or questions/concerns, and thank you again for using Mearto. ~ Delia