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Hand Carved Hippo from Springstone

Hand Carved Hippo from Springstone

Regular price $131.00 USD
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Lying Hippo hand carved from Springstone in Zimbabwe, Africa.

Dimensions: 15cm x 9cm x 7cm / 6.00 x 3.50 x 2.75"
Weight: 1.35kg / 2.97 lbs

About Springstone:
Springstone is a very hard type of serpentine with high iron content and a fine texture. It creates no cleavages, is hard and firm and is offering good resistance to the sculptor. Springstone has a rich outer layer of reddish brown oxidised rock. Springstone is a beautiful dark stone and it polishes to a high shine because of its density. Springstone are often a source of inspiration to the artists. There are a few mines where this stone is found, but Guruve, in the north of Zimbabwe, is where Springstone is mined.
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