Lapidary and Bone-carving Art Items

Kingfisher with fish

    Kingfisher with fish

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Dreher, Gerd

    Lapis lazuli, volfinite, agate, rock crystal; carving, polishing

    17.8 х 17.8 х 15.2 cm

    Carving depicts a Kingfisher from lapis lazuli, eosite and agate. He perches atop a specimen of rock crystal quartz.

    The European Kingfisher can also be found in northern Africa and much of Asia. Its habitat is fresh water, especially where the water is calm and slow moving, and where tall riverbanks provide nesting sites.