Lenakana & Rhyton

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Project by tamboti posted 527 days ago 838 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 527 days ago

Very nice and unique. I love it.

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#2 posted 527 days ago

Both look beautiful.

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#3 posted 527 days ago

Very nice looking work!

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#5 posted 527 days ago

Wow! I love It! Great Work!

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#6 posted 527 days ago

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 527 days ago

Thank you all for your kind remarks appreciated Tamboti

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#8 posted 526 days ago

Very cool

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#9 posted 526 days ago

Awesome work! Very interesting and stunning piece of art.

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#10 posted 452 days ago

superb and very unique

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