Lenakana & Rhyton 2

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Project by tamboti posted 09-18-2013 06:57 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi I have not posted in a wile work to pay bills and life in general got in the way but managed some time and this is the result.
This is my interpretation of a rhyton. Base is a off cut of African Rosewood ( Guiboirtia coleosperma) 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 of the metallic beetle Buprestidae. The horn is from a male Impala antelope obtained in a barter trade for some turnings .The Lappetfaced vulture head is a resin casting. Sizes are : Rhyton 12” ( 305mm ) high 3 1/8” at widest (80mm) base 7 7/8” square.( 200mm) 2” thick and finish is 5 layers shellac and 2 coats satin lacquer Thanks for looking all C&C welcome Lenakana Means small horn in Sotho one of the languages spoken in South Africa

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 08:09 PM

Well done! Baie mooi!

-- Gerrit van Niekerk

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#2 posted 09-19-2013 04:21 PM

Thanks Gerrit

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 03:49 PM

Spectacular art work! Like the use and mix of different materials, very creative.

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 11:46 PM

This was posted in 2013, would like to see more of your work. you have nice woods available. Your work is spectacular. Your work was featured today and I was drawen to the bowl with the inside colored. would like to know more about it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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