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Elephant Ahmed Silver Sculpture

Ahmed came from the forests of Mount Marsabit in Kenya. His name is of Arabic origin meaning ‘praised’. As the only elephant in to be declared a living monument, Ahmed was provided with a permanent guard against poachers by President Kenyatta.

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A loner and quite elusive, Ahmed was seldom seen and was known better by reputation than by sight. He was also known for having almost perfectly symmetrical tusks. He died at age 55 in 1974. While Ahmed was alive, it was thought that his tusks were of record size, but after his death, his tusks were found to weigh only 67.2 kilos each. This is still no mean size, but it is far from exceptional. The African elephant is the most impressive and interesting of all animals. Patrick has made these intelligent, family-oriented animals his signature subjects.

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Item code: 202-418

Made by hand in Zimbabwe

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£3100 GBP

$4188 USD

€3515 EUR

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How and why it's made

Every Patrick Mavros silver sculpture is made using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Obtaining a silver sculpture of the original wax model is a long and involved process. The wax model is encased in liquid rubber which, once set, is carefully cut away to provide a negative. Into this cavity... More about silver casting »

Every Mavros piece is borne of our experiences in the natural world and of our respect for the environment. Every piece has a story. More about this piece »


Delivery

Complimentary Worldwide Delivery on all Orders Over £200

Delivery on orders less than £200:

Standard UK delivery 3-5 working days £5.00
Express UK delivery 1-2 working days £8.00
Standard International delivery 7-12 working days £12.00
Express International delivery 3-5 days working £30.00

Collection of your order can be arranged from our stores in London, Harare, Mauritius and Nairobi. If this item is in stock, United Kingdom customers can expect delivery within 2 business days. For other customers world-wide, expect delivery within 7 to 12 days. If your selection is not in stock, we will inform you within 24 hours and an order will be placed that will be dispatched to you within three weeks. Each piece is lovingly handmade and we promise it's worth the wait!

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Gift wrap is complimentary. This and every piece ordered here will come with our signature wrapping paper featuring silver elephants and the classic red ribbon.

Most pieces come in black signature Mavros embossed boxes, and some smaller pieces are placed in black velvet pouches prior to wrapping. See more about our gift wrap with photos here.

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