Elephant Trunk Up 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 making sure only good fortune passes through. The most common belief is that the trunk has to be up for good luck. This elephant figurine is also wonderful as an award or presentational gift, base size is 4.5" W x 2.5" D x 0.5" High.