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Aardvark Silver Miniature on Blackwood Base

The weird looking aardvark is the larger of Africa's anteaters. Nocturnal, solitary, and a little mysterious, they play an important role in the savannah ecosystem.

Sterling Silver sculpture: Height 4cm x Length 7.5cm including base


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Aardvark small on Blackwood base

One is very lucky to see an aardvark; they mostly hide up during the day in their burrows. These strange looking creatures are active during the night, ranging far and wide, listening and smelling for their prey with their sensitive snouts and long cylindrical ears. They break into termite colonies and lick up the fat white ants and larvae with a long sticky tongue. They need to feed every night to maintain their bulk. An adult male weighs up to 70 kilograms and stands 60cm at the top of his curved spine. Fortunately, ants inhabit the woodland in their millions. Usually solitary, the female aardvarks are sometimes accompanied by a youngster. An aardvark can dig extremely fast with its powerful shoulders and spade-like front claws. The burrows they abandon are readily tenanted by other animals such as hyena, porcupines, pythons, warthogs, jackals and wild cats. The aardvark is the subject of much superstition among African rural people and, among other things, it is considered to be a witch’s familiar.

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Item code: 101-701

Made by hand in Mauritius

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£125 GBP

$159 USD

€147 EUR

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Every Patrick Mavros silver sculpture is made using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Obtaining a silver sculpture of the original wax model is a long and involved process. The wax model is encased in liquid rubber which, once set, is carefully cut away to provide a negative. Into this cavity... More about silver casting »

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