For their usefulness in transporting heavy loads, since ancient times Indian elephants are profoundly respected in Asia and are often included in religious stories. The elephant in this piece has its trunk raised and bent backwards as dictated by tradition to attract good luck. It is also depicted walking, another requisite to make it an amulet or talisman for good luck. The inside of the box is completely glazed. Either open or closed, both options are perfect for decorating a piece of furniture.