Lenakana & Rhyton

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Project by tamboti posted 02-19-2013 07:39 PM 1135 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello have not posted in a while. This is one I finished over two weekends.
Lenakana & Rhyton
This is my interpretation of a rhyton. I got my inspiration from an article in Woodturning by Terry Lawrence, in issue 31 April 1995. Base is wild olive ( Olea europaea subsp Africana ) Rhyton is Transvaal beech (Faurea saligna ) The beech tree was destroyed by fire on a friends game farm. The holes are made by a flat white worm / larva.The other marks are the result of termites, I left some of the debris in the canals that were exposed when turning. The horn is from a male Impala antelope obtained in a barter transaction for some turning. Sizes are : rhyton 11” ( 280mm ) high 4” at widest (100mm) base 7 ¾” square, total height to tip of horn15” (380mm) Thanks for looking and all C&C welcome Lenakana means small horn in Sotho one of the languages spoken in South Africa
The Rhyton is hollow and the join is masked by one of the groves. Regards Tamboti

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 07:45 PM

Very nice and unique. I love it.

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 08:30 PM

Both look beautiful.

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 09:00 PM

Very nice looking work!

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 09:06 PM


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#5 posted 02-19-2013 11:09 PM

Wow! I love It! Great Work!

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 04:31 AM

I am sure the photos do not do this piece justice, I would love to see it in real life.

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 05:44 AM

Thank you all for your kind remarks appreciated Tamboti

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 09:36 PM

Very cool

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 10:15 PM

Awesome work! Very interesting and stunning piece of art.

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#10 posted 05-05-2013 06:07 PM

superb and very unique

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