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    Lapidary Art: Exotic Desert Plants
    Artisan crafted in Namibia

    If you are hiking in the bleak areas of the Namib Desert, you might be lucky enough to encounter this tableau: an Aloe dolomitia and the much smaller, and rarer, Stapelia flavopurpurea, growing in the bright desert sun. Although not a common species, the Stapelia has a "starfish" flower and tends to grow amongst the stones at the base of other plants. Both of these plants are resting on a Quartz rock that actually comes from the desert area this depicts. This scene is accurately rendered using the following stones: Green Quartz, Tiger's Eye, Picture Stone, Aragonite, and Yellow Agate.
    Measurements: 9.3 x 6.1 x 5.9 inches (23.7 x 15.5 x 15.0 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance:
    Rainbow of Africa Collection


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    15th Thursday
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