Bronze elephants

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By daggerwell @ 2012-03-31 06:44:35
13 ft high, 6.5 ton replica of an ancient Chinese wine container.
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@ 2014-10-12 15:19:09
A gift to the city of Portland from Chinese businessman Huo Baozhu, whose China-based foundy manufactured the sculpture, these bronze elephants is actually about sixteen times larger than the original, a wine pitcher from the late Shang Dynasty. The young elephant standing on his father's back symbolizes safe and prosperous offspring. Titlaed "Da Tung & Xi'an Bao Bao", it is roughly translated as "Universal Peace & Baby Elephant". This sculpture is located in Portland's North Park Blocks.