Lapidary Art and Bone-carving Art

A family scene of chimpanzees

    A family scene of chimpanzees

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Heidi Nilges

    Agate, verdite; carving, polishing

    Length 22.8 cm

    Monogram "hn" for Heidi Nilges

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    A family scene of chimpanzees, the carvings separate and movable to create a changing vignette: depicting a mother with baby on her back, a father and another offspring, the chimpanzees are expertly carved of brown agate with excellent translucency especially in the hands; the tree trunk is carved of brilliant green verdite.

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    Инв.6201/ДПИ