While black in appearance, a flashlight shows the cherry amber color. There appears to be some kind of natural inclusion in the belly portion of the elephant (see the second to last photo).In very good antique condition with no apparent damage. The item "Beautifully Carved Large & Heavy Chinese Dark Cherry Amber Elephant" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "rcta12" and is located in Lincoln, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.