I feel the pattern at the side of the trunk is actually on the tusk.You can see how the tusk is protruding
And please those who think this motif is closer to being a macaw then an elephant please look at actual macaws more closely.
That looks more like it.
If this is a macaw, I'll eat my shoes.
These are macaws as depicted by the Maya:
Edited by Abramelin, 26 April 2013 - 04:17 PM.