Exceptional and gorgeous, this vintage African hand carved wooden hippopotamus sculpture is very solid, heavy and sturdy.  It is carved from a very dense dark iron hardwood. Sacred to different African traditions, the hippo is believed to ground and dissolve emotional issues.  This beautiful example is large and imposing measuring a full 16" high x 20" long and 11" deep with well detailed features, it is of tribal origin and is unsigned. The carving has some age, it was probably produced for the export market in the early part of last century, the wood shows a little light wear, but overall is in excellent condition, it is a fabulous old sculpture both naive and powerful.....see photos for more detail.

 

 

 

 

Large Vintage Carved Wood Rhino Sculpture (Africa)

$1,800.00Price
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