Posted 5 years ago
This beautiful and heavy onyx (alabaster or agate?) piece of wall art measures 29 1/2 " x 23 1/2" (2.5 x 2 feet) and weighs in at exactly 20 lbs. It's carved from one slab of 3/4" onyx and is only held to the wood by two small screws with square nuts. It looks like real stone . I'm not sure what type of wood the hanging is made from (walnut, mahogany?). It's also inlaid with a stylized ring of metal bands that surround the figure. The figure itself is damage free with no chips or cracks.
There are no labels or anything stamped into the wood to indicate country of origin or a sculptor. Trying to find anything online that even closely resembles this work of art has been fruitless so I have no idea of the scarcity of the piece. What I would like to know is: The origin of this sculpture, when it was made and if it was produced as a single item or has others out there somewhere similar to it. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
For those of you out there that may recognize it, I was antiquing with my wife last year, saw this and had to have it. After getting to know Mike (who originally listed it) I was able to purchase it from him. All I can say to him is THANK YOU!! It really is a gorgeous treasure.