Elephant Trunk Raised Sculpture. The elephant is a symbol of strength, power, stability and wisdom. Common superstition has it that an elephant carving or picture should always face the door if you want to bring good luck into the house. It also protects the home when facing the entrance ensuring only good fortune passes through. The most common belief is that the trunk has to be up for good luck. The charging elephant is sculpted on a black base that measures 6.5" wide x 4" deep x 1.5" high. Perfect for adding your own brass plaque for awards, trophies, and gifts.