Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Cameo Bowl "Flight of the Icarus"

    Cameo Bowl "Flight of the Icarus"

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    The 1970-1980s

    Wild, Manfred, Emile Becker firm

    Brazilian agate; carving, polishing

    Diameter 22.2 cm

    Firm mark "EB"; master's mark "M.Wild"


    Carved from a single, large rough boulder of Brazilian gray-banded agate,agate natural white layers depict flight of  Icarus a darkened sky, while natural white banding was used in the composition to depict clouds.
    The bowl have a slightly everted rim that was polished to reveal the fine translucency of the material along the edges.