Ebony wood female & Male head sculptures, Female weighs 5 lb 11 oz, 9.5 tall, Male weighs 5 lbs 2 oz. Both have absolutely beautiful black with red-brown accents. Ebony (courtesy of Wikipeadia, en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Ebony):… Dense black wood, most commonly yielded by several different species in the genus Diospyros. Ebony is dense enough to sink in water. It is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood. As a result of unsustainable harvesting, many species yielding ebony are now considered threatened. Africa in particular has had most of its indigenous ebony cut down illegally, and for this reason it has become common for street traders to blacken lighter woods with shoe polish in an effort to make a sale. This was acquired from an estate liquidation from Canton Georgia. The couple were travelers and traveled all over the world. They have been together for over 40 years, I do not have the heart to sell them separately. They belong together and I hope they stay together! I do not have any more history or stories behind them other than what the couple informed us of. The couple were wonderful, loving people, they downsized and moved to Florida to enjoy retirement entirely! There is a good feel with these pieces if that makes sense! Often these are overruns, closeouts, or other inventory that the owner has chosen to sell other than through its usual retail channels. Warranties, if any, are as stated in the product description. The item “Ebony Wood Sculpture African Head Hand Carved Vintage Tribal Statue Black” is in sale since Monday, April 24, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Figures & Sculptures”. The seller is “traderjauctions” and is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Country/Region of Manufacture: South Africa