DescriptionLapidary Art: Namibian Desert Flora in Stone
Artisan crafted in Namibia
"Gem trees" are usually fantasy creations of gemstone and wire, twisted together in an illusion of a tree, rising from a rock base. They seldom bear any resemblance to reality. But this depiction, of three Aloe plants in the Namibian desert, is truly an accurate rendition in stone, of what these desert plants look like. Utilizing Green Quartz, Tiger's Eye, and Picture Jasper, to create the Aloe plants, as well as Agates and Jaspers for the flowers, this sculpture shows (from left to right) Aloe peglerae, Aloe littoralis, and Aloe castenea. They are all resting on a base of Prehnite and Quartz that was found in the Brandberg West area of the Namib Desert.
Measurements: 15 x 11.4 x 6.9 inches (38.0 x 29.0 x 17.5 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection
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