African Elephant Scenting Danger

  • Eli Harvey, African Elephant Scenting Danger, after 1926, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1948.9.1

Execution Date

“I must choose the most essential truth to be presented, which gives . . . the most agreeable lines as a work in sculpture. I chose for this elephant the attitude when scenting danger.” Eli Harvey, Eli Harvey: Quaker Sculptor from Ohio, 1966

Title
African Elephant Scenting Danger
Artist
Date
after 1926
On View
Dimensions
31 5/8 x 28 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (80.2 x 72.9 x 20.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – elephant
Object Number
1948.9.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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