Tibetan Monkey & Elephant Statuette / Bookend [ Roxanne Anjou Closet ]
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**A Discount Is Available!!---Click on my Name directly above ("Listed By Roxanne...") to read about my Multi-Sale Discount Offer in my Closet Profile** This beautiful, flawless bookend / statuette will add an exotic flair to your home or office decor. Beautifully sculpted in black, with muted green patina and generous gold paint accents, this piece will hold books upright on a shelf, or sit free on a table or your desk. Around 500 BC, Buddha shared the story of the Four Harmonious Brothers; the Elephant, the Monkey, the Rabbit and the Partridge. At one point in the story, there is just the two; the monkey astride the elephant. It is here that the Tibetan image and popular motif of the monkey astride the elephant began. Though the symbolism in this beautiful parable is still debated (as if there could or should only be one right answer...) a beautiful interpretation speaks of the balance that must be maintained between the body; represented by the elephant, and the mind; represented by the restless monkey. Your mind should preside over your body, not your body over your mind. Allow this piece to remind you. When cravings, impulses and knee jerk reactions threaten to derail your diet, your relationships, your plans and your dreams ...remember...
4.5 x 6 x 4.5
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