Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Three wise monkeys

    Three wise monkeys

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Schmitt Christoph

    Obsidian, jasper; carving, polishing

    Length 19.5 cm

    Monogram signature engraved on the bottom side


    Black Obsidian Carving of "The three wise monkeys" embodying the proverbial principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". The carving is fine and realistic lapidary interpretation of this maxim. “The three wise monkeys” are occasionally called "the three mystic apes", on a removable South African red jasper base.