Flying buttress figurine: Elephant with trunk horn

Original flying buttress statuette elephant, copying into new Muschelkalk limestone

praying man and elephant in new limestoneI am currently copying a whole range of flying buttress figurines for St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem. Read here↑ everything about this project.

This series of images flying buttresses was designed around 1953/54 by Theo van Reijn around the theme of the Great Flood’ or Noahs Ark, and almost all of the figurines were carved by Eduard van Kuilenburg. As was this little elephant.

photo of the four flying buttresses designed by Theo van Reijn

The four flying buttresses designed by Theo van Reijn in their original state. In the foreground Bear with honeypot, Monkey, Noah-caller, Desperate Man, Ark under construction.

Beeldhouwerijblog.nl is the blog of Koen van Velzen, sculptor in stone and bronze. Look up my website as well: beeldhouwerijvanvelzen.nl

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