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Pangolin, Chameleon Crocodile Balance Sculpture

Pangolin, Chameleon Crocodile Balance Sculpture

Regular price R200,000.00ZAR
Regular price Sale price R200,000.00ZAR
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    Appearing at first as a many-headed, many-limbed mythical creature, this sculpture by Thulani Mtungwa and Relebohile Tjakata is really three separate creatures – a pangolin, a chameleon and a crocodile – curled around each other in a graceful tangle. Except for its face, the pangolin has been left unpainted, and the purity of the white scales contrasts with the textured and intricately decorated skins of the other creatures. 

    In Zulu culture, the crocodile is the creature that will survive beyond all other creatures, and through which the world will be reborn. The chameleon is symbolic of thriving within diverse and changing circumstances, it is also regarded with great respect by Zulu people. The endangered pangolin, with its impenetrable scales, is a symbol at Ardmore of protecting of our wild spaces.

    Made by Thulani Mntungwa and painted by Relebohile Tjakata

    Dimensions: H; 50cm L; 55cm W; 40cm