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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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This carving came from a Saturday morning market a year ago. It was at the bottom of a box of goods.
The carving has great tension: are the cats at play or are they about to erupt? I've tried to show some of the power of the carving in my photos.
I believe the wood is ebony or "Pangge Baya".
If you have any suggestions about where this might have been made I'd appreciate your feedback.

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  1. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Hey Kevin,
    Here, kitty, kitty!
    Before I go to bed each night I do a drawing of one of my kitties. It would be nice to capture ( in my work) the playful,( or not so playful:), mood that your carving has captured.
    The composition of this piece will be an inspiration for me.
    Thanks!
    for all of the inspiration that you are.
    T
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bellin68, Budek and Hedgwalker too!
    All three of ya, tah!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Ozmarty and vintagemad too!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces, wolcott1 & bratjdd too!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mrmajestic1 & notitfortat too!
  6. Gary1902, 2 years ago
    very cool...........
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Gary 1902 and mrmajestic1 too!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo!
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    it looks african to me. i grew up w/ lots of sculptures like this which a great uncle brought back from the congo in the 1930s.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hey thanks hot2culture. I had not thought Africa but it's a definite possibilty.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks walksoftly, czechman and musikchoo!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks antiquesandcollectibles36!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks petey!
  15. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    I really love this! I have an ebony cribbage board with similar colors black to reddish brown. My stepfather got in Navy, he was Admiral Nimitz's Dr. It has I believe now a signature in Hindi writing on it. There were some great ebony wood carvers in India. Also Africa too. Maybe they are in love! I know dogie style! Maybe this is kitty style! haha Also I read that ebony is so heavy it is about the only wood that will not float. It is special!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Lilliflunew and nldionne too!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mikelv!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks bratjdd and Moonstonelover too!
  19. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    Wow a fav of mine they look like panthers-gorgeous
    I bought an elephant conquering 2 lions made from ebony today at auction-
    I need to oil them and photograph tommorrow-
  20. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    I too think they come from Africa-
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ATTWOOD!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL and RLWINDLE too!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ALDO78 too!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT & PICKRKNOWS!
  26. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    bEAUTIFUL!!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks NUTSABOTAS 'n BELLIN too!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 27 days ago
    Many thanks GEO26E !!!!!

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