The majestic elephant has long been a subject of art, religion and literature. Slow but powerful, the image of the elephant has come to mean many things to many people. From helping to chauffer Hannibal across the Alps to helping harvest trees in Asia, the elephant has been a beast of burden for thousands of years. The same cultures that exploit the strength and discipline of these beauty beasts pay homage to them in legend, song and respect.
Decorative elephant bookends are just one reflection of the art and imagery that has helped endure the worlds largest mammal to the human heart. Whether trumpeting with their trunks held high or a mother cow tending to her calf, the elephant strikes a pose that is hard to forget.