Live Auction, 8 June 2019

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Lot 237
Danie de Jager; Shawu

Lot Estimate
R 150 000 - 200 000
Selling Price

About this Item

South African 1936-2003
signed, dated 1989, numbered 73/100 and inscribed with the animal's name, height, weight and tusk dimensions
bronze on a marble base
height: 43cm, excluding base; length: 61cm; width: 34cm


Shawu was one of the Magnificent Seven, a group of elephant bulls in the Kruger National Park with impressively large tusks. Shawu’s tusks are the longest in the Park’s records and they can still be seen in the Elephant Hall museum at Letaba camp. The life-size version of this sculpture was made for the Palace of the Lost City, Sun City. An album of photographs of the work in progress accompanies the Lot.

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