toy figure

Wooden toy figure of elephant with howdah and driver; painted red, green, blue, yellow, with circular and rounded patterns across the object. The object stands on a flat green base. Where the original paint and decoration has flaked away, a layer of gold painted has been added to fill the exposed wood.

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