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Handcrafted Stromatolite 'Pluto' Sphere , Handmade in Peruby Novica
ITEM#: 14708999This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Cesar Gonzales ponders the origins of the universe with this extraordinary sphere on a calcite base. He sculpts the sphere from stromatolite, a fossil formed in the Precambrian world, they reached their peak of distribution some 2.2 billion years ago.
- Color: Dark brown, white
- Materials: Stromatolite and calcite
- Display stand included
- Sphere: 2.2 inches diameter
- Base: 1.6 inches diameter x 0.6 inches high
Story Behind the Art:
Peruvian artisan Cesar Gonzales has worked as a stone carver since 1988. Of his four children, the oldest girl shows the most interest in her father's art and even assists him. Gonzales works with serpentine, rose manganese, calcite, celestite, red jasper, mottramite, chrysocolla, rhodochrosite and quartz. 'I work in stone because of the beautiful things that can be made with each kind,' he says. 'I like stone's naturalness and purity of color.'
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
|Accent Type||Decorative Orbs|
|Dimensions||Sphere: 2.2 inches diameter; Base: 1.6 inches diameter x 0.6 inches high|
|Country of Origin||Peru|
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